Article and images by Jonathan White
Many of us people are now thinking about Christmas – particularly the Witter family, who are once again preparing to transform their family home into a Winter wonderland this year.
Carters Green Farm in Weston, near Crewe, will be decorated with thousands of twinkling lights and decorations for the sixth year by Graham Witter and his family.
The spectacle is created in memory of Graham’s sister, Jessica, who had a fascination for colour, light and sound and received respite care at The Donna Louise Hospice.
The event means so much to Graham and his family and, over the last five years, he has raised an incredible £65,550 for families, like his, who rely on The Donna Louise.
Graham said: “I feel proud that our event has helped to support families who are experiencing difficult times in their lives.
“I absolutely love doing this event, especially the preparation in the months before, organising the light display and getting excited when I come up with new, ideas to make it even better and more attractive than the last year.
“I also enjoy working closely with local businesses and building partnerships that will help ensure the continued success of the light display.”
Thanks to Graham’s hard work, and months of planning, the Weston Light Display gets bigger, better and more animated every year.
The event has become hugely popular – with more than 40,000 people visiting the farm over the last 5 years.
The opening evening for this year’s light display will be on Saturday 1st December.
This year’s light spectacular is promised to be even bigger and better than ever before, as visitors will be able to have a #sleighselfie with Santa, enjoy the festive music, visit Santa’s Grotto and indulge on a festive ice cream!
Graham added: “The true spirit of Christmas is alive in Weston and we’re proud to bring local families and children together at Christmas, to help make some lovely Christmassy memories for our community!
“The whole event just brings a smile to my face and I absolutely love it.”
Simon Fuller, chief executive of The Donna Louise, commented: “Graham’s support for The Donna Louise over the last five years has been truly incredible.
“He’s raised a staggering £65,550 which has made a massive difference to the lives of hundreds of families across Staffordshire and Cheshire, supporting them in their home, at the hospice and in hospital.”
Simon said: “I’ll be at the opening evening on 1st December and, after hearing so much about it, I’m really looking forward to seeing the display for myself.
“I hope that the local community will support Graham, and The Donna Louise, by visiting his magical Christmas wonderland this year.”
The Weston Light Display 2018
1st-28th December (6.15pm-9pm)
Carters Green Farm, Jack Lane, Weston