Reporter Jonathan White, Crewe, Cheshire
The ‘Weston Christmas Light Display’, supporting The Donna Louise Children's Hospice, takes place at Carters Green Farm, Jack Lane, Weston, near Crewe every day in December until Monday 28th December 2015 (6:15pm to 9:00pm). Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening and the last few days before Christmas, Santa will take time off from his busy schedule to visit the farm and sit in his sleigh.
Graham Witter, who is a second year BA (Hons) Business Management student at Manchester Metropolitan University (Cheshire Campus), has setup hundreds of lights at Carters Green Farm to raise money for charity. He started to install the lights in early-October and several hundred plugs are required to hook up all the displays to the electricity supply. The display covers farm buildings, the garden and an adjacent yard and contains a combination of rope lights, LED lights, animated 3D figures, and 3D inflatables, together with background Christmas music. There is also a small wooden Santa’s grotto and a life-size Santa's sleigh.
For the third year running Graham is raising money for The Donna Louise Children's Hospice http://www.donnalouisetrust.org/ . Last year he raised an incredible £5,720 for the charity and the money was used to help fund additional nursing staff and their training.
Graham said, “My sister uses The Donna Louise Children's Hospice for respite care so I know what a fantastic job they do. My display is even bigger than last year and I would like as many people as possible to visit. I'd like to beat last years total and I want to encourage everybody to come along during the week. At weekends they can even have a sleigh-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 both directions look out for the ‘Charity Christmas Light Display 6.15-9pm’ arrow signs at the end of Jack Lane.
For further information relating to the display please contact Graham Witter on 01270 586754 or visit https://www.facebook.com/westonlightdisplay
I’ve uploaded my photos to Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathanawhite/albums/72157659569009274