Villages sparkle to raise Christmas spirits and funds for charity

Communities in the Skegness area are lighting up to raise spirits and funds for charity this Christmas.

Christmas lights in Wigg Lane, Chapel St Leonards.

On Wednesday, volunteers from the RNLI in Skegness visited Hogsthorpe for the community switch-on of the village's festive displays.

They were so pleased with the response to the fundraising they took to social media, saying "Thank you for the first of many amazing Christmassy evenings in HO HO HOgsthorpe tonight!

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"A big warm thank you to Roy and Jenny for having our RNLI Skegness fundraisers and crew tonight to raise money for our Christmas Appeal

Christmas lights in Wigg Lane, Chapel St Leonards.

"Martin, one of our ILB and ALB crew attended the event with his daughter, collecting vital funds to support our work."

Other dates to see the lights and help the RNLI are

Saturday 11 December - 18:00

Saturday 18 December - 18:00

Festive lights in Hogsthorpe are raising funds for the RNLI.

Wednesday 22 December - 18:00

Thursday 23 December - 18:00

In Chapel St Leonards, brothers Adam and James Elton and James' partner Tanya have created their own display with around 9,000 lights.

Apparently the displays at Peartree Cottage in Wigg Lane, Chapel St Leonards, are created every year.

The Christmas lights in Hogsthorpe.