Dine out and help brighten up Axminster at Christmas

PUBLISHED: 11:00 21 May 2017

Light up Axminster is hoping to pack Trinity Square with happy eaters at its 'Big Dinner'  in June. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Light up Axminster is hoping to pack Trinity Square with happy eaters at its 'Big Dinner' in June. Picture: CHRIS CARSON


Axminster residents are being invited to dine out next month – and help give the town a ‘brighter future’.

The team raising money for new Christmas lights is planning a ‘Big Dinner’ in Trinity Square.

The event will be on Friday, June 23, and organisers are appealing for help.

They want to fill the town centre with street food traders and food producers, selling a vast array of tasty treats to satisfy the crowds, between 4pm and 9pm.

Cindy Furse, chairman of the Light Up Axminster group, said: “It’ll be a unique coming together of hopefully hundreds of hungry folk that are keen not only to enjoy some feasting together 
but also to take advantage of the fairground attractions, bouncy castle etc that will be dotted around the heart of the town centre especially for the occasion.”

To make it all happen the group needs a large number of food producers and street food traders - whether savoury or sweet - to book a stall or to run a food demo’ with the aim of having an array of tasty food to sell to the crowds.

Secondly, they need local musicians for the afternoon and evening who will donate time to showcase their talents and entertain everyone while they get fed and watered and enjoy everything that’s going on.

If anyone can help make ‘Axminster’s Big Dinner’ a success they are asked to contact Cindy Furse by email on admin@lightupaxminster.co.uk or by telephone on 07930 800225.

‘Light Up Axminster’ is a group of volunteers who have taken over the mantle of being responsible for the town’s Christmas lights.

Cindy’s aim, along with her team, isn’t just to do great things with the festive illuminations, it is also to put on various events for the community and to help promote and assist others throughout the year.

As part of this, they are resurrecting the town’s The Cherry Fayre between Saturday, June 17, and Saturday, June 24, inclusive.

The event is being supported by several leading companies in the town including Axminster Tools and Machinery, River Cottage and NCP, along with various other organisations and individuals.

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