Saturday 12th December - Switch-on day. And yes, it’s wet, wild and windy once again!
Not many images, yet. But perhaps snow’s on the way.
And on Monday 14th December ... it rained again!
At last! A little bit of dry weather.
This year, look out for sparkling newcomers, some new friends in old places, and
old friends in new places ...
Well, there was no snow, but there was certainly plenty more rain. By the end of
the season, though, many people had visited, whatever the weather, and left their
donations in the collecting boxes. Thanks to everyone who visited and to all donators
to this year’s worthy causes.
And now it’s time to say goodbye for another year ...
Grand Total Raised
Thank you all
Charity Presentation Evening
The traditional Christmas Lights display in Haughton again resulted in successful
fund raising which has benefited five local charities. A total of £8,000 was raised
and shared equally between Katharine House, Midlands Air Ambulance, Guide Dogs for
the Blind, Monthly Alzheimer's Support Evening (MASE) and Starz Playgroup.
The photograph shows representatives of each charity who attended a Presentation
Event at The Bell in Haughton on 9th February. They received individual cheques
of £1600 each from Joyce Moore. All recipients acknowledged the importance of these
donations and were very appreciative of the generosity of all who contributed.
The evening was well supported by many residents of the village.
From left to right are: Colin Proudlock, with guide dog Oakley, Katie West (Air
Ambulance), Emma Whitehurst (Katharine House), Joyce Moore (presenter of cheques),
Andy Laws, with guide dog Foster, Alyson Sharpe (Starz Playgroup), Daphne Sharp (MASE),
Bob Swinnerton (compère) and Michael Crick, with guide dog Millie.