charity total of £10,305 raised by Burnham's Trinity Close
record total of £10,305 has been raised for charity from
visitors to Burnham-On-Sea's Trinity Close Christmas lights display.
in Trinity Close turned off their display of 100,000 twinkling
Christmas lights for the final time last night (Sunday) as they
begin the mammoth job of taking them all down.
are delighted that the display - which has been dubbed 'Britain's
most festive street' by the national press - has raised its highest
ever sum, taking the overall total to £60,000 over the past
Paula Payne told Burnham-On-Sea.com they are delighted to have
broken the "magic £10,000 sum".
added: "We would like to thank everyone, especially those
neighbours that have been so supportive in our community activity
to raise money for local charities."
fellow resident 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
beaten last year's total!"
lights raised a total of £8,250 for charity last year and
this year's collection has been helping PETAL: The Christine Woodberry
Memorial Trust, plus Burnham's BARB Search & Rescue, Musgrove
Park Maternity Ward and Burnham Scouts.
homes were decorated top to bottom with lights, in addition to
roofs, lawns and garden fences.
Daily Mail newspaper sad Trinity Close is 'Britain's Most
Nick and Hazel Gardner began the tradition 12 years ago with neighbours
Chris Woodberry and his late wife Christine,
eight Trinity Close homes switched on their illuminations at the
start of December and since then crowds of visitors have come
to see them.