Trinity Close Christmas lights raise £9,200 for charity
than £9,200 has been raised for charity in just four weeks
from donations collected from visitors to Burnham-On-Sea's Trinity
Close Christmas lights display.
The Trinity Close homes switched on their
100,000 twinkling Christmas lights at the start
The display - which
has been dubbed 'Britain's most festive street'
by the national press - is continuing to be lit each night until
Nick Gardner told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We have been overwhelmed
by the huge turnout of visitors - the support for the charities
has been fantastic and we are delighted to have already beaten
last year's total!"
resident Paula Payne said she is also delighted by the response,
adding: "There's one more week to go and it would be great
if we could make the magic £10,000."
The lights raised a total of £8,250 for charity last year
and this year's collection is helping PETAL: The Christine Woodberry
Memorial Trust, plus Burnham's BARB Search & Rescue, Musgrove
Park Maternity Ward and Burnham Scouts. A total of £50,000
has been raised for charity since the collections started eight
The homes are decorated top to bottom with lights, in addition
to roofs, lawns and garden fences. The display is lit each night
between 4.15pm and 10pm until January 4th.
The Daily Mail newspaper sad Trinity Close is 'Britain's
Most Festive Street' and ITV West also featured the display on
Residents Nick and Hazel Gardner began the tradition 12 years
ago with neighbours Chris Woodberry and his late wife Christine.
The display is being lit each evening between 4.15pm and 10pm
until Sunday January 4th when the final charity tally will be
The eight Trinity Close homes switched on their illuminations
at the start of December and since then crowds of visitors have
come to see them.