The fireworks extravaganza at the Liquid Leisure water park in Datchet has raised £1,000 for the charity that built the Royal Borough's new children's hospice.

The water park which provides swimming, ski-ing and boating opportunities for customers who visit its Horton Road premises swaps water for 'fire' once a year on Bonfire Night and this year's display was one of its best - with a 'royally majestical' theme.

This included a 'prince and princess' themed pageant that saw £500 of activity vouchers given out to the best fancy dressers.

Money raised went to the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service, the charity which provides essential support to families of children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions across Berkshire and the surrounding counties. Its new children's hospice in Maidenhead opened last year.

Councillor David Cannon, who represents Datchet, Horton and Wraysbury on the Royal Borough, introduced the fireworks concert which was perfectly orchestrated to a majestical soundtrack.

He said: “I was very impressed by the organisation of the evening, the large number of people enjoying the show and the rain stopping just in time for the fireworks display. A date for next year’s diary, definitely.”