This year we were the headline sponsors at the Wetherby Christmas Lights switch on.
The funds raised from the event will then be used next year to fund the event in 2019.
The event had a fantastic turnout and the weather did not deter spectators from coming to enjoy the festivities.
Members from our Wetherby branch were in attendance at the Manning Stainton stall to hand out Dairy Milk advent calendars to the local children. We also gave out balloons, tote bags and had a face painter in residence.
Steve Riley, Manager of our Wetherby branch said: “ Every year this event starts the festive season in Wetherby, the whole community looks forward to it and it’s great to be involved”.
As always there was a selection of stalls in the marketplace, most of them with something warm and alcoholic to keep the cold at bay. There was Cadburys Hot chocolate with a choice of brandy or Baileys being served and prosecco stalls. If that isn’t enough to convince you to come along next year then I don’t know what will. The city of Leeds pipe band players filled the market square with music in a spectacular send off to the evening.
Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make Wetherby a winter wonderland this year, your efforts are much appreciated.
We have supported the Wetherby Christmas Lights Appeal through our on-going Community Support Programme. We are proud to support our local community so if you know of any sponsorship opportunities in your local area let your local branch know.