Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Christmas Will Be Merry And Bright In Herne Bay

Christmas isn't Christmas without those twinkling lights everywhere you go is it? Nothing gets me feeling more Christmassy than walking through the shops with colourful lights and decorations flashing in the cold winter sky but this year Herne Bay have been told that there isn't the budget for them and our little community has come together to make sure that Christmas will still be magical!

Herne Bay Christmas Lights 2017


I've never lived somewhere that has such a community spirit and the fundraising to ensure that Herne Bay will have Christmas lights is living proof that it really is a fantastic community.

This year Canterbury Council said there isn't the budget so it's been left down to community funding entirely. Some incredible people have stepped up and done everything they can to ensure that our little town will still have Christmas spirit! 

From quiz nights, to stunning artwork from Herne Bay Junior school being auctioned off everyone is doing their bit for Christmas. There's even had a Go Fund me page that locals raised a staggering £2000 towards the cost of the lights and there's still more fundraising going on. 

If you live near the local area there is a fantastic raffle currently underway organised by Deborah Winn of Winco Accountants. She has got together with some other local businesses and they have some incredible prizes to win for a mere £1 a ticket with all ticket sales going towards the Christmas lights! If you'd like to purchase a ticket for this amazing raffle and support Herne Bay's Christmas lights you can do so at ; Hippodrome, The Activity Box, Gingerbreads and Peters Produce with the raffle being drawn on the 9th December by Gerald McCarthy from the Bay Promo Team!


I feel so truly lucky to live in such a strong willed and caring community and I can't wait to see those lights get switched on on the 1st December from 4-6pm with lots more details to come soon!

Christmas is the time of giving, so if you can, please do help raise money or awareness for this amazing community project and let's make Herne Bay the brightest seaside town this festive season!

Until next time,
Becca
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