Trinity Close Xmas lights raise record £9,000 in three weeks
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 almost £9,000 for
charity in three weeks.
the Trinity Close residents switched on their illuminations on December
1st, crowds of visitors have flocked to see the display.
of £8,973 has so far been raised for the two nominated charities
- PETAL: The Christine Woodberry Memorial Trust and Burnham's own
BARB Search & Rescue, which operates the town's rescue hovercrafts
and inshore rescue boats. The display could be set to exceed 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 sensational - it's a record for three weeks into the display
and we thank all 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 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 and other motorists
by parking sensibly and not blocking drives. There have been delays
in the area in recent weeks.