Weston Light Display; 23 year old lights up Christmas in sister’s memory for 5th consecutive year
Graham Witter, the 23 year old ‘Pride of Crewe – community individual’, has announced that he will be bringing back his magical winter wonderland, Weston Christmas Light Display, for the fifth year running in memory of his late sister. The event, set to bring a little bit of the North Pole to families in the Staffordshire region, will run from the 1st-28th December this year, and we’re really proud to announce that we will be helping to support the event!
The inspirational light display was originally set up by Graham Witter in 2013 for his late sister, Jessica, who suffered from Cardio-facio Cutaneous Syndrome, severe epilepsy and many complex health needs, but had a fascination for colour, light and sounds. Graham sadly lost his sister in December 2015, but continues to put on the annual event in her memory, raising funds for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice who provided respite care and endless support for his parents.
Graham Witter, founder of the Weston Christmas Light Display, said “I’m really looking forward to this year’s event. This is my special way of saying ‘thank you’ to the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice, who provided our family with support in so many ways. It’s really exciting that this has turned into a yearly community event which brings so many families joy. Everyone has always been so generous – entry is by donation only, but last year I raised £22,680. I’m hoping that this year, I will be able to at least match that”.
Having raised over £40,000 since 2013, the young fundraiser has announced an impressive line-up of activities for this year’s event in the hope of adding even more to his total this year. Along with personal visits from Santa Claus every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, children and adults alike will be able to step inside Santa’s workshop, have a selfie with the man himself, fill up on festive ice cream from the Mr Whippy van, view the unique light display, enjoy the animated Christmas village, and much more.
With sponsorship from our Best Western Crewe Arms hotel, the Weston Light Display is set to be the highlight of Cheshire’s Christmas calendar. Starting on the 1st December, and running through until the 28th December between 6:15pm and 9:00pm at Carters Green Farm, Jack Lane, Weston, entry to the light display is by donation, and organisers are urging visitors to invite their whole community along to join in the festivities.
For more information about the Weston Light Display, visit www.facebook.com/westonlightdisplay. We’ll hopefully see you there!