NCP donates £900 towards Axminster's Christmas Lights

PUBLISHED: 17:01 09 July 2017

The launch of the Cherry Fayre being filmed by the BBC. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

The launch of the Cherry Fayre being filmed by the BBC. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

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Generous car park company gives all its Cherry Fayre week takings to the town

A pledge by parking provider NCP to donate all its takings to Axminster’s Christmas lights fund during The Cherry Fayre last month raised almost £900.

The town’s first Cherry Fayre for over a century and a half took place between June 17 and 24 and more than lived up to its promise of providing a jam-packed programme of activities and events, drawing large numbers of visitors from in and around the town.

Carly Edwards, NCP Business Manager for Axminster, said: “Our Lyme Street car park was ideally placed to provide the extra parking spaces that were needed for the fayre, and because such a high number of people used it, we were able to make a significant contribution to the Christmas lights Fund. As relative newcomers to the town, we were delighted to be able to do our bit.”

Cindy Furse, chairman of Light Up Axminster which organised the revived Cherry Fayre, said: “The community spirit was tangible in throughout the week and to see businesses large and small getting behind the events was a wonderful sight.

“We would like to express our sincere thanks to NCP for its generous donation. It was a wonderful gesture which raised around 30 per cent of the total income from The Cherry Fayre – the single greatest contribution to our Christmas Lights fund to date.”

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