Christmas lights

08 December 2015
Switching on Christmas lights to raise money for Children with Cancer UK

John and Gina Ferridge have been decorating their home with Christmas lights for 13 years to raise money for Children with Cancer UK.

Sadly Christmas 2015 is the last year they will raise money for us in this way.

What made them do it?

The Ferridges raise money for Children with Cancer UKJohn and Gina decorated their home with Christmas lights each year to raise money in memory of their son Nick, who died from leukaemia in November 1976, aged just eight.

Gina Ferridge said their display in Arnold's Lane had begun modestly with just a few lights, but had grown annually into a local attraction, with work starting on the increasingly elaborate display at the beginning of October.

Switching on

On Saturday 28th November, John and Gina Ferridge held their final ‘Christmas Lights Switch On’ to raise vital funds for us.

The event was a huge success, raising double what they had hoped and bringing their fundraising total over the last 13 years to almost £31,000. John and Gina hope this generosity will continue and that they can reach £32,000 by the end of the year.

This year’s Switch On was a fantastic event which featured a performance by Alderman Jacobs School Choir and the local cast of Aladdin turned up! The local Lion’s Club sold sausage rolls and mince pies in the front garden and there were also tombola stalls and a candy floss machine for everyone to enjoy.

The Ferridge Family’s support over the years is hugely valued and allows us to continue our fight against childhood cancer and give other children a better chance than their son Nick. We wish them and everyone who joined them a very merry Christmas and a happy and restful 2016.

(December 2015)

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