ON behalf of the Huntingdon Christmas Lights Committee, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to the Big Switch-On event in Huntingdon on Sunday November 22. It was a great afternoon packed with a wide variety of entertainment, en

ON behalf of the Huntingdon Christmas Lights Committee, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to the Big Switch-On event in Huntingdon on Sunday November 22.

It was a great afternoon packed with a wide variety of entertainment, ending with the switch on of the Christmas lights from the Town Hall balcony.

I would particularly like to thank all the local groups who performed in Chequers Court and the Market Square, including Huntingdon Community Radio fm. The standard of the performances was exceptionally high, and we have received many compliments. Behind the scenes a team of volunteers makes sure the day goes without a hitch - thank you for your time and energy.

Through a range of grants, donations and fundraising activities we have raised in the region of £12,000. Thank you to everyone who helped us along the way to this amazing target, including businesses who donated hard cash and raffle prizes, fundraising events at the Old Bridge and the Darjeeling, and the Community Matters donation from Waitrose. It has truly been a community event supported by the local Huntingdon community.

KATY SISMORE

Huntingdon Christmas Lights Committee