While the festive period may be over, the Beverley Christmas Lights Appeal are continuing their fundraising efforts.
The voluntary group, who are responsible for lighting the town up at Christmas are hosting a fundraising event at Armstrongs Social Club.
A night of music is to be held on Friday 15 March featuring live music from the Corsairs. Tickets for the night are just £5 with all money going to support the work the group do.
“We felt this would be a popular event. Sally Anne at Armstrongs has also been very supportive in making this happen. On the night we hope to raise around £500.”
“While we do not look to raise a certain amount each year we do try our best. All the money we raise is just spent on lights for the good of Beverley.”
“This year we want to either fund some lights in Motor Neurone Disease Associations colours on a tree in the town. We also want to put lights on buildings in Lairgate as it is one of the major routes into the town.”
The event at Armstrongs is just one of many the group have planned throughout the year. They also will be holding a flower demonstration and fashion later in the year.
Support From Local Traders And Business Is Critical For Christmas Lights Appeal
Commenting on some of the other events planned Prue said;
“We will be organising a quiz and possibly a treasure hunt as well. The tombola at the Festival of Christmas is an important fundraiser for us. This is something we hope to repeat this next Christmas provided we can collect sufficient prizes.”
“Other ways we get the money needed to light up Beverley is by applying for grants from various organisations.”
“We are also looking into how people can sponsor Lights and have their names advertised to show this.”
The group is passionate about the work they do. Without their efforts, Beverley would simply not be decorated during the festive season.
“It is certainly important to light up the town at Christmas to make it look festive. This encourages people to visit and use the shops, restaurants and cafes.”
“We do need traders in the town to support the Lights Appeal. They can do this by attending events, sponsoring Lights, and donating prizes. This applies not only to retailers but all businesses in the area.”