youngster wins competition to switch-on Xmas lights
youngster Ruby Newell has officially switching on a Bridgwater
garden centre's Christmas lights after being nominated in a competition
as a birthday surprise.
10-year-old started Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centres
countdown to Christmas by flicking the switch this week.
Moore, General Manager of Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre
near Bridgwater, said: "We were thrilled that Ruby was able
to join us to switch on our Christmas lights."
launched a search for a child to be our VIP and help us with our
official switch-on in October. We asked parents and guardians
to nominate deserving candidates and Ruby was picked as our winner."
who celebrated her 10th birthday the following day was nominated
by her stepfather, Nick Selway.
said: "It was Rubys birthday recently and I thought
it would be wonderful if she had the chance to switch on the lights
at the garden centre. She is a big Christmas fan so I thought
it would be the icing on the cake for her special birthday."
also received a Christmas gift and afternoon tea for four people
in the garden centres restaurant.
Norma Moore, General Manager of Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre,
was joined by 10-year-old Ruby Newell to switch on the lights