Blue Peter joins crowds at Trinity Close Xmas lights switch-on
film crew from the BBC's Blue Peter children's programme
joined more than 400 people watching the official switch-on of
a huge fundraising Christmas lights display in Burnham-On-Sea
on Thursday night (December 1st).
residents of Trinity Close have transformed their quiet cul-de-sac
into a spectacular winter wonderland with more than 100,000 fairy
lights for a 15th year.
large crowd turned out to watch the six families switch on their
display, which is this year raising money for two local charities.
the switch-on, an entertaining musical programme of Christmas
songs was performed by members of Burnham's Curtain Call School
Of Performing Arts, as pictured here.
Blue Peter has been filming a segment for an upcoming episode
about the work of the Gardner family in preparing their illuminations
as part of the display.
homes are decorated top to bottom in thousands of lights, including
some low-energy bulbs, and the display is now open to the public
from 4-10pm each night until January 6th.
display raised around £5,000 for charity last year and this
year's collection will go to Burnham rescue hovercraft charity
BARB and PETAL, The Christine Woodberry Memorial Trust.
Resident Nick Gardner told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Every year
the display is different because we all add to it to ensure it
is the best yet."
"We want lots of people over the entire festive period to
come and see us and help raise a good sum for charity - that's
the reason for doing it."