Trinity Close lights raise £4,500 for charity in first fortnight
Burnham-On-Sea cul-de-sac whose stunning display of over 100,000
twinkling Christmas lights has been dubbed 'Britain's most festive
street' by the national media has raised over £4,500 for charity
in just two weeks.
the Trinity Close residents switched on their illuminations on December
1st, crowds of visitors have flocked to see the display.
of £4,544 has so far been raised for the two nominated charities
- PETAL: The Christine Woodberry Memorial Trust and Burnham charity
BARB Search & Rescue, which operates the town's rescue hovercrafts
and inshore rescue boats. The display is on track to match last
year's total of £11,688.
Trinity Close residents have decorated their homes top to bottom
with colourful lights, in addition to roofs, lawns and garden fences,
and the display is lit each night from 4.30pm-10pm until January
Roger Flower told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The amount raised so
far is superb - we thank those who have come along to see the display
and support the two charities."
year's display includes moving reindeer, illuminated trees and lanterns,
and visitors can also see if they can find a toy train display.
traditional displays have raised a huge total of more than £72,000
since the charity collections began ten years ago.
are also being asked to be courteous to residents by parking sensibly
and not blocking drives. The residents are working with Burnham
Police to try and reduce congestion.