Christmas Lights Turn on

Updated 12th Dec

Christmas Light Turn-on

Wow! The Village Choir sang harmoniously (thanks Maria Fitzgerald and friends) and as they finished  Santa could be seen and heard flying down Glebe Close in his sleigh pulled by the village tractor,      accompanied by an elf and 2 beautiful reindeer  (Owl House Stables) Thanks to the Cricket Club, Scouts, Peter Blake, Tony Fielding, Rob Mann, Brenda Paul, Anna Newton, Gill Crone, Lisa Brundle, Celia Cotton, Mick & Mel Luckhurst and Lizzie Chilvers  who made sure this sleigh parked safely, poor old Santa wasn’t mobbed and the raffle went smoothly.

Santa kindly turned the lights on (politely late to allow for late comers) and then distributed gifts (courtesy of the Post Office)  to all the village children.   Food was  served in the hall to all. VJ from the village shop and his many many friends provided mulled wine, Samosas, and rice. Whilst the First Light team under Wez’s guidance dished out the hot dogs.    Who have I missed?

A wonderful community  Get-together. 300 people perhaps? We have heard good feedback. VJ is the hero of the day, if we want him to do this in 2023 let’s all get behind him big time and support and perhaps some less senior marshals outside for example. Provisional date for 2023 is Sat 2nd Dec.

To top it all  £1,250 was raised in the raffle and every single penny is  being shared between 2 important charities.   Martha Trust and The Ami Modi’s Shree Sava Foundation.  *   




Raffle Prize results

What an excellent evening it was. Thanking you all for overwhelming turnout. That excitement on kids faces and laughs. Here are raffle draw results…..
1st prize – The Festive Feast goes to – Peter Blake – ticket 1924
2nd prize – The Winter Warmer – Hazel – ticket 2160
3rd prize – Tower of Temptation – Ian – ticket 2090
4th prize – Baileys Gift Set – Keith – ticket 2139
5th prize – Gin gift Set – John Freeman – ticket 0674
6th prize – Photo Frame – MC Lean – ticket 2034
7th prize – £15 gift voucher from First Light – Simon Brown – ticket 0951
Prices 1 to 6 can be collected from The Village Shop where prize 7 can be claimed from First Light.
Thinking you all for all your involvement and generous contribution. 100% collection will be equally distributed between 2 charities – Martha Trust and Shree Sava Foundation.
You are still welcome to contribute towards this good cause. Your donation will still be accepted at The Village Shop, First Light and the Post Office.
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas ⛄ We remain committed to do better and greater next year ❤️🙂



Event paid for by our local business – with a little help from the village hall and your Parish Council.

Raffle tickets available at Village Shop and First Light.  Good causes – Good Prizes – 100% of your raffle monies go to the 2 good  causes. let’s give something back