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Community asked to help fund Milford festive lights through Justgiving campaign

Organisers of Milford’s popular festive illuminations and open-air carol concert have launched a Justgiving campaign to help fund this year’s display.

Tracy Haupt and Diana Brushwood, who mastermind Milford’s Christmas display including a woodland of lit-up trees on the village green, say the annual cost of the lights and infrastructure is around £6,500.

A Justgiving page has been launched to help fund Milford's Christmas celebrations
A Justgiving page has been launched to help fund Milford's Christmas celebrations

Tracy said: “There is much to do with the Christmas trees arriving on Monday 28th November and the Christmas lights switch-on, combined with Carols on the Green, on Friday 1st December.”

The pair have revealed that the cost of the work includes purchasing trees, renewing or repair the nativity scenes and employing qualified electricians to sort out the cabling and wire the lights to the trees on the green. Specialists are also employed to fix the traders’ trees into the brackets above the shops.

Tracy added: “We have annual storage fees for all materials and decorations and also need to cover the purchase of commercial grade lights, to replace and add to the displays. Of course we also require funds to cover any unforeseen expenses.”

This year brackets which hold 3ft trees safely in place above the shops have also been replaced.

Local business can support the festive lighting display through a number of sponsorship packages, for details email magicalmilford@gmail.com.

To support the festive lights via the justgiving page visit: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/MagicalMilfordatChristmas2023

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