Local community group, We Are Sale Moor, have launched a festive fundraiser to make the Village sparkle for years to come.
The raffle will see spectacular prizes handed out, with the money raised the plan is to gradually build up a full complement of Christmas lights for Sale Moor Village over the next five years.
In 2016 the group raised almost £4,500 through an online crowdfunding campaign to hire Christmas lights.
However, the group felt that hiring lights each year wasn’t viable and, instead, has decided to buy them.
Anna Bond, Chair of We Are Sale Moor, said: “The community overwhelmed us with their fantastic response to our crowdfunding last year and we felt we couldn’t keep asking them to help us raise that much money every year – simply to hire lights!”
“A full complement of lights for the Village could cost as much as £8,000 – plus the additional expense of storage and installation each year – so our plan is to gradually build up to a full set by buying something new each year.”
“It feels like a more prudent use of the community’s generosity, so I hope they’ll be as enthusiastic in their support of our raffle this year, as they were for the crowdfunding last year.
“There are some amazing prizes that are really worth winning and we send huge thanks to the businesses that have donated them to us.”
Prizes for the raffle include; contributions from Traders in the Village towards a £100 cash prize
- £100 voucher for the fabulous retailer Rose and Grey
- £110 photography package courtesy of Anna Hardy Photography
- tickets to the marvellous new Dino Falls Golf experience
- a C9 weight management treatment from Forever Aloe
- festive food and drink packages from Waitrose and Bargain Booze
- a stunning Christmas wreath from Fleur de Vie
- vouchers for the fabulous Amphora and Serendipitea in Sale – and many more wonderful prizes!
Tickets cost only £1 – or £5 for a book – you can play right now by clicking this LINK and you can buy from several shops in Sale Moor Village, including Taylor’s, Hesketh’s, Orchard Greenery and Charlie’s Corner.
The group hopes that the festive fundraiser will raise at least £2,000 to buy two cross-street displays this year to hang above Northenden Road.
Raffle will be drawn at We Are Sale Moor’s pop-up cinema at Sale Moor Community Centre on Saturday 9th December and the winners will be contacted afterwards.