Future’s bright for festive lights appeal

PUBLISHED: 14:59 24 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:13 06 March 2015

What Axminster's new Christmas lights could look like

What Axminster's new Christmas lights could look like


Axminster set for its best ever Christmas illuminations

Axminster’s newly formed Christmas Lights Association (ACLA) says this year’s illuminations are set to be the best ever thanks to a big cash boost.

The group has received a £3,000 donation from Axminster Chamber of Commerce to kick start its fundraising campaign for this December’s display.

Vice chairman Mark Regan said it was a generous donation and they looked forward to working closely with the chamber in the future, together with other local organisations, schools, charity groups, community groups and local authorities.

He said: “In addition, we are happy to learn that Axminster Town Council has agreed to set aside up to £2,000 to match-fund our campaign so that all residents of Axminster can benefit from a truly spectacular Christmas lights display.

“However, despite these generous donations, we still have some way to go in achieving our objective of lighting up Axminster during the festive period, not just for 2015 but every year thereafter – bigger and better, year on year.

“We will be busy throughout the next 12 months raising money to achieve this, organising a variety of events including an auction of promises, raffles, bingo nights and sponsored walks, to name but a few.

“ACLA already had a great response from many Axminster businesses, ranging from offers of donations and raffle prizes, to displaying our collection tins in some 50 outlets in and around the town. People can also donate by simply becoming a member of the association.”

To join the group or find out more, contact Mr Regan on 01297 34565 or Paul Hayward on 07934 430413.

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