Residents and visitors to Moreton are invited to mark the start of the festive season with the switching on of the Christmas lights in Moreton, this year with some new decorations. The event runs from 3:30pm at the Coach and Horses pub at Moreton Cross, with the lights being switched on at 5pm by Wirral’s very own Beverly Macca.
At the event there will be a buffet in the Coach and Horses from 3:30pm onward. A raffle will also take place, tickets will be on sale in the Coach and Horses from Wednesday 18th right up until the switch on. There are around 15 prizes, including beauty treatment vouchers, wines, spirits, restaurant vouchers and many more prizes all donated by local business and residents. A full list of raffle prizes can be viewed by clicking HERE
Organised by ‘Moreton Christmas Lights Association, headed up by Moreton residents Angela and Steve Pouncey, the event and decorations have been made possible thanks to funding this year from ‘Your Wirral’ and a grant from the Moreton Town Team funding pot, some of the Moreton traders and donations from Moreton and Saughall Massie residents. An up to date list of donors can be seen by clicking HERE
Angela Pouncey said, “I am very happy that this year we have managed to achieve the funding required of circa £7,000.00. Local residents and businesses seem to believe that the Christmas lights are paid for by the Council, sadly it isn’t, and to keep this display going costs an awful lot of money, purchasing lights, the erection and taking down as well as storage. I would also like to thank the three local Councillors, Chris Blakeley, Bruce Berry and Steve Williams for all their hard work and their kind donations to the lights. I would love to see lots of people coming along to support this event.”
Once again it is down to the hard work and dedication of Angela and Steve that Moreton will be lit with festive lights. The lights are a real benefit in bringing Christmas to our communities as well as customers to our local businesses. Finally thanks to all those who have helped make this event possible by their kind donations no matter how large or small. It promises to be a great event on Saturday and I would urge the community to get behind us by coming along to show their support.