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The fund-raising Weston Christmas Light Display has been unveiled in spectacular style.

Graham Witter’s amazing display at Carters Green Farm on Jack Lane will help raise funds for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice, which cared for his sister before she died.

The display will be on show in December until Wednesday December 28, from 6.15pm to 9pm.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening and the last few days before Christmas, Santa Claus will take time off from his busy schedule to visit the farm and sit in his sleigh.

Entry is by donation and there is plentiful parking.

Graham, a final year Business Management student and Pride of Crewe Community Individual Award winner, has set up hundreds of lights.

He started to install the lights in early October and several hundred plugs are required to hook up all the displays to the electricity supply.

The display covers farm buildings, the garden, an adjacent yard and a barn, and contains a combination of rope lights, LED lights, and animated 3D figures, together with background Christmas music.

There is also a small wooden Santa’s grotto and a life-size Santa’s sleigh.


A special feature this year is a 1950s Whitby Morrison Mr Whippy ice cream van, which Graham has transformed into a bespoke vehicle for Santa containing festive decorations.

Over the past three years the event has raised an impressive £17,000 for the hospice.

And last year the £10,280 raised for the charity was used to buy new lighting equipment for a refurbished sensory room.

Graham chose the hospice as his sister Jessica went there for specialist care, and its staff were always there to offer support to the family.

Jessica passed away on December 31 last year, having enjoyed the event for many years.

After careful thought, Graham decided to continue with his display in her memory.


Graham said: “I would like to thank all the sponsors and supporters of the 2016 Weston Christmas Light Display.

“I invite everyone along to my winter wonderland to raise money for The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.

“Please come and enjoy a fantastic light show, a free mince pie, festive music and enjoy a selfie with Santa.

“I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

To visit the display if heading from Crewe turn right off Weston Road, just after Crewe Hall, into Main Road towards Weston, then left into Jack Lane.

If heading from Weston, go over the A500 bypass bridge on Main Road and turn right in Jack Lane.

From all directions look out for the yellow reflective road signs, then follow the blue directional one-way arrows on Jack Lane.

For further information, contact Graham on 01270 586754 or visit https://www.facebook.com/westonlightdisplay

(pics and words by Jonathan White)

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