Light Up Wylam 2021

On Sunday 12th December 2021 at precisely 5pm, Wylam’s residents gathered round a large Christmas tree by Charlie’s Corner to sing carols and count down to the festive light switch-on!

Festive Joy at Wylam

Back in 2020, Sarah Grainger organised a village-wide event in Wylam to bring festive cheer to her local community. Residents decorated their house with Christmas lights and the town was decorated from top to bottom. Funds were raised through donations and by selling programmes – in total £2,527 was raised to go towards our work.

Sarah did the same this year – organising a second ‘Light Up Wylam’ event. This time Katie, our Development Manager, got to talk to the residents about what we do here at FareShare North East and helped lead the Christmas lights countdown with ITV News representatives. The happiness and festive cheer was definitely noticeable in the atmosphere as people gathered for a worthy cause and started to get excited for Christmas! Residents then gathered outside The Ship Inn pub for a catch-up and purchased raffle tickets to win some great prizes.

Children attending Wylam First School also designed some very festive Christmas Stockings as part of a competition with funds also going towards FareShare North East.

Thank You!

A massive thank you to Sarah, her team and residents of Wylam for raising a tremendous amount for FareShare North East this Christmas. Donations are still open, so click here if you would like to donate.