Owston Ferry Tree & Lights 2018

by Owston Ferry Tree & Lights in Owston Ferry, England, United Kingdom

Owston Ferry Tree & Lights 2018
We did it
On 1st October 2018 we successfully raised £130 with 11 supporters in 28 days

We need money to enable us to carry on lighting up the village of Owston Ferry and providing a Christmas tree

by Owston Ferry Tree & Lights in Owston Ferry, England, United Kingdom

For many years the village of Owston Ferry in North Lincolnshire has been lit up at Christmas and a Christmas Tree adorns the Market Place. This starts with the switch on night, when the village gathers in the market place waiting for Santa who arrives in a horse drawn sledge. This event brings out the whole community, young and old, and is a highlight of village life. Carols are sung before the countdown to switch on, Santa then speaks to all the children who receive a bar of chocolate as a treat and if they bring a letter for Santa he will reply!  The lights are on the houses and the tree is lit up from the beginning of December until 12th night in January.

A small committee of villagers organise the tree and lights. We fundraise as much as we can with coffee mornings, collections and raffles.  However, the annual costs are a lot for a small committee to raise and this is the first year we have tried crowdfunding. We need money for insurance, electricity and a tree. 

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