Blachere 2017 Christmas Light Competition Winner’s Lights go on

Lights go on in Ilfracombe

More festive stories can be found in this month's Revive & Thrive Place MagazineCongratulations to the winners of our Blachere Christmas Lights Competition 2017, Combe Christmas, who finally saw their prize light up Ilfracombe at the end of November.

Charmain Lovatt, who entered the competition on behalf of the Combe Christmas Committee said that it seemed that most of north Devon turned up to see the lights being switched on!

She added that “once again, the whole event was fundraised and led by volunteers, so we are so chuffed at how fantastically it went and the new lights look amazing!  We want to try and tackle the harbour area next so everyone is asking if we can enter the competition again next year! We can’t thank you guys and Blachere enough as the prize pot has really made such a huge difference to us.” 

Charmain also said that the town has an incredible bunch of volunteer electricians who not only installed all of the Christmas lights for free, but they also took on the mammoth job of replacing all the existing “permanent” lights which belong to the town council. The town council couldn’t afford to do it, so a local group raised the money for the equipment and the team gave their time for free, going out in all weathers and times to complete the work in time for the light switch on. It is estimated that they saved the town somewhere in the region of £55,000! 

So, Ilfracombe certainly is lit up! You can watch a video of Ilfracombe’s Christmas Light Switch On here: https://www.facebook.com/combechristmas/videos/948732295284252/

 

Well done again to everyone involved!

This Christmas in Ilfracombe article can be found in Revive & Thrive's Place Magazine
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