Wimblington will sparkle for Christmas 2015

Wimblington Christmas Lights committee

Wimblington Christmas Lights committee - Credit: Archant

The villagers of Wimblington turned out en masse to see ideas for the village’s new Christmas lights display which is planned for this year.

The newly-formed Christmas Lights Group hand-delivered leaflets and donation envelopes to every household in the village inviting everyone to a bacon butty open morning with a chance to see the lights plans.

The event attracted a good crowd with people leaving donations for the lights display.

Joanne Rose said: “By 10am, it was almost standing room only, and the Parish Hall was packed with visitors!

“Villagers were able to buy a light bulb and make any further donations, or enjoy the tombola and raffle which were laid on.

“The morning was a huge success, providing a really nice social morning for all, and after requests for another similar event, the Christmas Lights Group plan to host another later on in the year, potentially September.”

In addition to this event, the group have secured a grant from the Fisher Parkinson Trust, as well as generous donations from local businesses and together with the overwhelming amount of donations villagers have made, the fundraising effort is exceeding all hopes.

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The Wimblington Christmas Lights Group now have the task of working on the logistics of putting on a dazzling display for the village, which will culminate with a festive switch on event later in the year.

“A couple more fund raisers are planned throughout the year, and the organisers would like to express their most sincere thanks for the overwhelming support the project has received so far, both in terms of financial donations and support and offers of help with manpower, equipment etc.

“Wimblington will sparkle this Christmas!” she said.

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