A record total of £10,305 has been raised for charity from visitors to Burnham-On-Sea’s Trinity Close Christmas lights display.
Residents 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.
They 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 nine years.
Resident Paula Payne told Burnham-On-Sea.com they are delighted to have broken the “magic £10,000 sum”.
She 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.”
And 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!”
The 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.
The homes were decorated top to bottom with lights, in addition to roofs, lawns and garden fences.
The Daily Mail newspaper sad Trinity Close is ‘Britain’s Most Festive Street’.
Residents Nick and Hazel Gardner began the tradition 12 years ago with neighbours Chris Woodberry and his late wife Christine,
The eight Trinity Close homes switched on their illuminations at the start of December and since then crowds of visitors have come to see them.