‘Keep our town magically lit during the festive period’

THE St Peter Port Christmas Lights charity is working with Guernsey Post again this year to raise funds to brighten up Town over the festive period.

The St Peter Port Christmas Lights charity is working with Guernsey Post again this year to raise funds to keep the Christmas lights bright in Town. Pictured are Guernsey Post head of corporate engagement Dawn Gallienne, left, and St Peter Port Christmas Lights chairwoman Jax Robin. (29695536)
The St Peter Port Christmas Lights charity is working with Guernsey Post again this year to raise funds to keep the Christmas lights bright in Town. Pictured are Guernsey Post head of corporate engagement Dawn Gallienne, left, and St Peter Port Christmas Lights chairwoman Jax Robin. (29695536)

The charity needs to raise £30,000 this year to cover the cost of replacing and repairing some of the lights that were affected by last winter’s storms, as well as the cost of putting them up and taking them down.

From today posties will again be delivering donation envelopes to homes and businesses.

St Peter Port Christmas Lights chairwoman Jax Robin said: ‘We have been blown away by the success of the envelope drop.

‘The community have been so generous each year, and we were able to obtain a grant from Economic Development last year which we were especially grateful for as it helped us to reach our fundraising target.’

The campaign was not just about funding Christmas lights for 2021 but for the foreseeable future.

‘We are asking people to sign up this year to become an annual donor, a Friend of the Christmas Lights,’ said Ms Robin.

‘If you do this, you will be helping to provide a kick-start to each year’s fundraising to keep our town magically lit during the festive period.’

Guernsey Post head of corporate engagement Dawn Gallienne said: ‘The lights create such a wonderful festive atmosphere, and it is great to see so many people enjoying them at Christmas.’

The charity will again be selling its Christmas cards, which feature the lights.

Ms Robin said these had proved very popular and she expected them to sell out quickly again.

n For further information contact Ms Gallienne at Guernsey Post on 733524.

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