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 more than £1,000 for two charities in the first week since the lights were turned on.
Crowds of visitors have been heading to the Trinity Close display and have dug deep for this year’s charities, raising £1,078 by the end of the first week for Burnham’s BARB Search & Rescue and cancer support charity PETAL: The Christine Woodberry Memorial Trust.
Resident Roger Flower told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “It has continued to be busy, with large numbers of visitors coming to see this year’s lights display.”
“Traffic cones to restrict parking are in place at the suggestion of Somerset Highways, the Police and the district council, and we are pleased to see these have been heeded.”
“We are encouraging visitors to walk in and enjoy the lights without parking at Trinity Close or in Berrow Road.”
The display is lit each night from 4.30pm-10pm until early January, raising money for local charities.
Residents in Trinity Close switched on their Christmas lights illuminations on December 1st and the display runs for five weeks.
Last Christmas, the five-week display in Trinity Close attracted crowds of visitors who generously dug deep to raise a sum of £10,427 shared between BARB, which operates Burnham’s rescue hovercrafts, and PETAL: The Christine Woodberry Memorial Trust. BARB will benefit this Christmas.
Residents have again decorated their homes top-to-bottom with colourful lights, and this year’s display includes several new illuminations.
Visitors are being encouraged to make donations in a number of collection boxes located around the homes.