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Thursday 8 August 2019

Charity champion calls on local businesses to support festive fundraiser

With only 4 months until his big “switch on” Charity Champion Graham Witter has already started to plan this year’s Weston Christmas Light Display.

For the seventh year, Graham plans to transform his family home and garden into a Winter Wonderland to raise vital funds for The Donna Louise Hospice in Trentham, Staffordshire, which provided respite care to his late sister, Jessica, and gave many hours of support to Graham and his family.

Over the last six years Graham has raised a phenomenal £92,310 for The Donna Louise, and this year he hopes to top the £100,000 fundraising mark.

Now Graham is calling on local businesses to help him reach this milestone. He said, “Each year the Light Display costs thousands of pounds to organise and without the support and help of the local businesses who sponsor and support the event, it simply wouldn’t be possible.

“By sponsoring the Weston Christmas Light Display local businesses will not only be creating a magical event for our local community, they’ll be continuing my sister’s legacy and helping me raise much needed funds for The Donna Louise which supports many local families like mine across Staffordshire and Cheshire.”

Last year more than 15,000 people visited the Weston Christmas Light Display throughout December, raising an incredible £26,760 which helped fund a learning disability nurse for 12 months and provide two sign and symbol communication workshops for hospice staff. This year Graham is hoping the local community will come together once again and help him beat the remarkable total which was raised in 2018. However, without the support from local businesses, the event simply can’t happen or take place.

He added, “There is a variety of exciting sponsorship opportunities available and with so many people visiting the display throughout December, as well as following us on social media, it’s a chance to grab some excellent brand exposure at a much-loved and liked, community event. I’d love to hear from any new businesses who would like to get involved to help make this year’s Weston Christmas Light Display bigger and brighter than ever before.”

For more information about the Weston Christmas Light Display, and to hear about the sponsorship opportunities available to help support this community event, please contact Graham at

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