Bacon butties raise hundreds for Wimblington Christmas lights

PUBLISHED: 16:19 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:44 16 October 2018

Bacon butty morning in Wimblington raises money for Christmas lights  in the village

Bacon butty morning in Wimblington raises money for Christmas lights in the village

AdGarry Samuels

A bacon butty festival in Wimblington raised more than £700 for the village Christmas lights display.

Bacon butty morning in Wimblington raises money for Christmas lights  in the village.Bacon butty morning in Wimblington raises money for Christmas lights in the village.

More than 300 butties were enjoyed to help bring in £730 to boost the village festive lights display which this year will be bigger and better than ever.

Joanne Rose, who helped organise the event, said: “We have two bacon butty mornings a year, both to boost the Christmas lights funds.

“Plenty of people help out and residents donate raffle prizes. It means we can build a really impressive festive display for the village to enjoy.”

This year promises to be bigger and better than ever on Christmas lights switch on day on Sunday November 25.

Bacon butty morning in Wimblington raises money for Christmas lights  in the villageBacon butty morning in Wimblington raises money for Christmas lights in the village

The day will kick off at 3pm with a craft fayre in the parish hall.

Addison Road will be closed from 11.30am so that fairground rises and stalls can be set up in the street to give a safe family fun atmosphere.

Santa will visit on his sleigh and there will be a chance for a meet and greet with him followed by the grand switch on taking place at 6pm.

Thi year a village scenes calendar will also be helping to keep the lights money pot going with images thanks to local photographer Ruth Shroff. The calendars will be for sale on the switch on night for £8 each.

Pumpkins by Ruth Shroff who has photographed village scenes for a Wimblington fund raising calendarPumpkins by Ruth Shroff who has photographed village scenes for a Wimblington fund raising calendar


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