St Peter Port Christmas Lights Media Statement
The St Peter Port Christmas Lights is delighted to announce that we have reached our fundraising target for 2022 with the support from donations received from the envelope drop, on-line and PayPal as well as a £15,000 grant from Committee For Economic Development.
We thank all donors, however big or small, in particularly Guernsey Post our main sponsor for their continued support, Ninety One for their Island FM radio matching donations campaign during September, Creasey's, M&S Plastic Bag Fund, LINQ kitchens + bedrooms, Le Petit Train and Walter Property. Without you all we would not be able to provide the magic of the Festive atmosphere in St Peter Port for so many of you to enjoy.
We are humbled by your generosity as always but even more in these difficult economic times. The testing and erecting programme begins 9th October to be ready in time for Santa to ‘switch on’ the Christmas lights on Saturday 26 th November 2022. More details to follow.
It’s never too late to donate.
Guernsey Post Media Release
Keep the Christmas Lights on!
Guernsey Post is supporting the fundraising efforts of the St Peter Port Christmas Lights Charity for the sixth year in a row as the charity aims to raise funds to switch the Christmas Lights on in town again this year.
Dawn Gallienne, Head of Corporate Engagement at Guernsey Post said "We are really pleased to be able to support the fundraising efforts of the Christmas Lights for the sixth year running. The donation envelopes will be dropping through everyone’s letterboxes during the week of 11th July, but you can also donate online via the website Christmaslights.gg."
Jax Robin, Acting Chair of the St Peter Port Christmas Lights said: "The Christmas Lights are so important to the festive atmosphere in town, and we really hope people can support us again this year. Costs to install the lights and remove them again after Christmas have increased by 12% but that is the first increase, we have had in six years and if everyone in Guernsey donated just a £1, we would hit our required target of £40,000."
The charity will also be selling a number of festive items through its website and social media pages from September including Christmas napkins, aprons, Christmas cards and cushions and will be holding its annual quiz on 12th November.
Jax continued "We are so grateful to everyone who donates, every penny really counts. Town is magical at Christmas when it is lit up and we really don’t want the lights to go out this year".
LIGHT UP TOWN THIS CHRISTMAS WITH NINETY ONE
We all look forward to seeing the Christmas lights in St Peter Port which will once again switched on by Father Christmas in Market Square. The date for your diary - Saturday 26th of November.
BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP! All this month, we're continuing to raise contributions to make sure the Christmas St Peter Port illuminations are as spectacular as possible.
Locally based investment manager Ninety One have offered to help and encourage everyone to get involved.
Ninety One has operated in Guernsey for 25 years, with offices in St Peter Port providing investment services to wealth managers and pension funds. It’s also a global business -- an active investment manager with clients around the world.
This month, (1-30 September 2-22) as proud supporters of the community they live and work in, Ninety One will be matching your contributions to help ensure the important target to raise funds is met. This means that for every pound you donate, the actual money raised will be doubled!
We will keep you posted as to the progress being made throughout the month.
Let’s make this Christmas lights spectacular – Light Up Town this Christmas with Ninety One.
New Chair and Trustees required
From 1st January 2023 the charity requires a new team of Trustees whom will need to appoint a Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.
For further information please contact Jax or Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Very Merry Christmas Quiz
Tables of up to 6.
£10 per person to include ploughman's
Festive attire may be worn
St Martin's Community Centre - 6.30 for 7
To book your table email: email@example.com or telephone 07781 139007
Santa Parade and Switch-on
Santa will arrive at the Model Yacht Pond at 4pm then ride Le Petit Train to Market Square to switch on the lights at 5pm
Hot chocolate and Mince Pies available at the Model Yacht Pond, free of charge supported by Boatworks+
Light ups (£2 each) for sale at MYP and in Market Square. All proceeds to Christmas Lights. Sponsored by Ocorian
Parade sponsored by Boatworks+ and St Peter Port Christmas Lights.
Switch-on sponsored by Insurance Corporation
Jo May walking Lights Tour
7th, 14th December at 7:00 pm
19th December at 6:30 pm
Start at the Victor Hugo bench by the Town Church and finish with Mulled Wine and Mince Pies in the Town Church (refreshments sponsored by M&S and Creasey's).
A one-hour stroll to see the lights and hear about the early days of a busy but small port and Guernsey Christmas traditions.
To Book: JOMAYTOURS@OUTLOOK.COM
or ring 07911 716940
Cost £10 adults £5 Children: all proceeds to St Peter Port Christmas Lights
Jo May walking Lights Tour