Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Race night winnings boost Whickham Christmas fund

Lighting Up Whickham Race Night May 17 (3)

The funds for the Whickham Christmas tree and decorations have been boosted significantly following a race night held at the Whickham Glebe Sports Club on 13th May. Nearly 100 residents came to the event to help boost the funds needed to ensure the village has Christmas tree. Gateshead Council stopped providing funds for Christmas trees and decorations throughout Gateshead four years ago.

Cllr Sonya Hawkins, chairman of Lighting Up Whickham, said, "The Race Night was great fun and raised lots of money towards our goal of extending the decorations this coming winter to St Mary's Green. But there's still lots of fundraising to do to reach our target."

If you would like to help Lighting Up Whickham raise more funds, please contact Cllr Sonya Hawkins.

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