THE infamous Cowes Week fireworks have been saved thanks to Aberdeen Asset Management and other local businesses.

In an announcement made this morning, it has been confirmed that the Cowes Week sponsor has extended its support to include the the majority of the necessary funding for the 2012 display.

CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, Martin Gilbert, said: “The fireworks display on the final Friday of Cowes Week is one of the regatta’s great traditions. Aberdeen Asset Management, in partnership with a range of financial groups and other organisations is proud to be playing a key role.”

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Local businesses and organisations have also pledged their support for the annual event by donating towards the cost of the fireworks display.

Many thanks goes out to… Cowes Week Limited, Cowes Town Waterfront Trust, City AM newspaper, Artemis Investment Management, JLT Specialty Limited, the Island Sailing Club, the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, the Royal London Yacht Club, the Royal Yacht Squadron, the Royal Ocean Racing Club, GKN, Red Funnel Ferries, Blue Funnel Ferries, and Solent and Wightline Cruises.

Although the 2012 display is secure, future events still need funding to continue the end-of-week celebrations. Donations are welcome securely online with Paypal via the official event website,, or in person at the Regatta Centre in Cowes.

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