Enjoy one last chance of seasonal sparkle as Christmas lights are switched on in Whittlesey to tie in with the Straw Bear Festival

Christmas lights at Arnold Lane in Whittlesey.Gina and John Ferridge.Picture: Steve Williams.

Christmas lights at Arnold Lane in Whittlesey.Gina and John Ferridge.Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Grab your last chance to see some Christmas lights with a night of seasonal sparkle to tie in with the Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival.

Christmas lights at Arnold Lane in Whittlesey.Gina and John Ferridge.Picture: Steve Williams.

Christmas lights at Arnold Lane in Whittlesey.Gina and John Ferridge.Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

The lights at Arnolds Lane will be switched on for one night so that visitors to the town’s annual festival can also enjoy a quick burst of festive cheer.

It was the last year the charity lights were put up by John and Gina Ferridge in memory of their son who died of Leukaemia.

If £120 is raised on this Saturday’s one night switch on they will have raised £6,000 this season taking their total raised for cancer charities over the years up to £34,646.

Mr Ferridge said: “It has been a phenomenal last year. We have been gob smacked by the support from people.


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“We honestly didn’t know how much these lights have meant to people, we will always keep some mini lights here, but the climbing on the roof will not happen anymore.

“It’s been a lot of fun but time to call it a day.”

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Over the years the festive fiesta has raised hundreds in memory of the couple’s son Nick who died of leukaemia 39 years ago at the age of just eight.

The lights will be on from 4.30pm on Saturday (16) until about 9pm.

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