December 17, 2016
Burnham's Trinity Close lights raise £4,500 for charity in first fortnight

A 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.

Since the Trinity Close residents switched on their illuminations on December 1st, crowds of visitors have flocked to see the display.

A total 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.

The 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 4th.

Resident Roger Flower told "The amount raised so far is superb - we thank those who have come along to see the display and support the two charities."

This year's display includes moving reindeer, illuminated trees and lanterns, and visitors can also see if they can find a toy train display.

The traditional displays have raised a huge total of more than £72,000 since the charity collections began ten years ago.

Visitors 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.


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