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Big-hearted fundraiser Graham Witter and his family have been at it again!

And they are almost ready to open the seventh Weston Christmas Light Display – one of the most spectacular festive events in South Cheshire.

Graham and family have been planning and working since the summer to make this year even more spectacular.

They will once again transform their family home into a magical Winter Wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights and decorations, to raise money for The Donna Louise Hospice for Children and Young People.

The display was started in memory of his sister, Jessica, who had a fascination for colour, light and sound and received respite care at The Donna Louise Hospice before she died.

Over the last six years, Graham has raised a £92,310 for families who rely on The Donna Louise for care, support and respite services.

This year there are tens of thousands of bulbs used across the display including almost 2,000 on the Christmas tree alone.

Graham said: “Although it takes months of hard work to organise, plan and erect the display, as well as night after night standing outside throughout December, I can honestly say I absolutely love doing this community event.

“It makes me really proud to know the light display will support so many local families who use The Donna Louise and is something organised in December that sits in the heart of our local community.

“I particularly enjoy all the planning and it’s always exciting to come up with new ideas to make the display better and more creative each year.

“I also enjoy working closely with many local businesses and building partnerships that will help ensure the continued success of the light display.

“This year I’m delighted many local businesses are continuing to support the light display and I feel this demonstrates they are very proud to be involved with my fundraising efforts.”

Last year more than 15,000 people visited the display throughout December, helping Graham raise £26,760.

The opening evening for this year’s light display will be on Sunday December 1 at 6.15pm.

Visitors will be able to have a #sleighselfie with Santa, enjoy the festive music, visit Santa’s Grotto and indulge on a #festiveicecream!

Weston Christmas Light Display 2018 - lights and ice cream van (1)

Simon Fuller, Chief Executive of The Donna Louise, added: “Over the last six years Graham’s support for The Donna Louise Hospice has been truly outstanding.

“He’s raised more than £92,000 through his hard work, time and dedication to the Weston Christmas Light Display, which has made a huge difference to hundreds of local families.

“I visited the Light Display myself for the first time last year and was totally blown away by just how much effort goes in to it by Graham and all his amazing volunteers.

“I’ll be attending again for this year’s lights switch on and I’m really looking forward to it.

“I hope the local community will once again support Graham to make this year’s event another huge success.”

The Weston Light Display will shine bright between December 1-28, each evening from 6.15pm to 9pm, at Carters Green Farm, Jack Lane, Weston.

For more information email [email protected]


  1. I for one think this is great,well done to all who support this worth while event,Merry Christmas to all, I hope you receive let’s of donations

  2. Nigella Imby says:

    Climate crisis – what climate crisis? Why not get the sponsors to give money direct to the hospice, thus eliminating all the completely unnecessary fossil fuel use.

    We have got to take this seriously at some point. Not tomorrow but now.

    • Farther Christmas says:

      Barr humbug

      Come on ,get a life I don’t think this is going to bring the end of this planet any closer.

      It brings a lot of happiness to young and old alike.

      By the way if you are that bothered don’t waste the charge on your device writing this sort of doomsday rubbish.

      • Nigella Imby says:

        Good point about the (extremely tiny) use of electricity. Next time I will send a letter.
        I’m afraid to say that it’s not ‘doomsday rubbish’, however much you would like it to be. The evidence is all around you, Farther (?) Christmas.

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