Light show raises five-figure sum

PUBLISHED: 11:22 06 January 2015

Trinity Close lit up for Christmas.

Trinity Close lit up for Christmas.

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MORE than £10,000 has been raised for charity by a Christmas lights display dubbed 'Britain's most festive street'.

Residents of Trinity Close in Burnham turned their houses and gardens into a winter wonderland over the festive period, adorning them with displays containing over 100,000 lights in total.

Now in their 10th year, the nationally-acclaimed illuminations have raised a five-figure sum for four local charities for the first time – after donating an ‘unbeatable’ £8,000 in 2013.

The figure will now be split between PETAL: The Christine Woodberry Memorial Trust, Burnham Scouts, Musgrove Park Maternity Ward and Burnham Area Rescue Boat.

Organiser and Trinity Close resident Nick Gardner said: “We said the amount we raised last year was unbeatable and wouldn’t happen again, but here we are. Each charity is going to receive a significant sum.

“Every year we say we won’t do it again because it’s so much work, but it’ll definitely keep happening.

“It takes about four days in total to put everything up. We’ve been lucky that everyone gets in the spirit, despite people moving in and out during the 10 years.”

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