Weston Christmas Lights 2017

Graham Witter puts on annual light spectacle

Images and article courtesy of Jonathan White

 

The Weston Christmas Light Display, supporting The Donna Louise Children's Hospice, takes place at Carters Green Farm, Jack Lane, Weston, near Crewe each evening in December until Thursday 28th December 2017 (6.15pm to 9pm).

On a Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening - and during the last week before Christmas - Santa Claus will take time out from his busy schedule to visit the farm and sit in his ‘North Pole’ sleigh. Entry is by donation and there is plentiful parking.

Graham Witter, aged 23, who was honoured in last year’s Pride of Crewe Awards, has once again set up hundreds of lights at Carters Green Farm to raise money for the local children’s charity.

He started to install the lights in late September, and several hundred plugs are required to hook up all the displays to the electricity supply.

The display covers farm buildings, the garden, an adjacent yard and a barn, and contains a combination of rope lights, LED lights, inflatables and animated 3D figures, together with background Christmas music.

There is also a small wooden Santa’s grotto, a life-size Santa's sleigh and a classic ice cream van included in this year’s display – a great opportunity for a #festiveicecream!

For the fifth year running Graham is raising money for The Donna Louise Children's Hospice.

Graham raised £1,000 in 2013, £5,720 in 2014, £10,280 in 2015 and an incredible £22,680 during the 2016 display. Thus, he has raised close to £40,000 during the past four years.

Graham chose to raise money for The Donna Louise Children's Hospice, as his sister Jessica went to the hospice for specialist respite care, and its staff were always there to offer support to the family.

Jessica sadly passed away on 31st December 2015, having enjoyed the lights for a number of years. Graham decided to continue with his display in her memory.

Graham said: “I would like to thank all the generous sponsors and supporters of the 2017 Weston Christmas Light Display.

“I invite everyone along to my winter wonderland to raise money for The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice. Please come and enjoy a fantastic light show, a mince pie, festive music and get a selfie with Santa. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

To visit the display if heading from Crewe turn right off Weston Road (just after Crewe Hall) into Main Road towards Weston, then left into Jack Lane.

If heading from Weston go over the A500 bypass bridge on Main Road and turn right in Jack Lane.

From all directions look out for the yellow reflective road signs, then follow the blue directional one-way arrows on Jack Lane.

For further information relating to the display please visit: www.facebook.com/westonlightdisplay

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