Guernsey residents and visitors past and present have wonderful memories of Town at Christmastime but the future is looking dark if we do not raise the necessary funds to support maintenance and improvement of the Christmas lights. Our aim is to raise those funds!
But how much do we need? Well, for basic management and upkeep of the lights a minimum of £35,000 per annum is required. However, to extend and enhance the festive lighting for present and future generations, around £45,000 per annum is necessary. This money will cover the magical festive light displays across Church Square, Market Square, Smith Street, Fountain Street, the Arcade, Mill Street, the High Street and The Pollet.
To support us and help ensure the future of Town’s Christmas lights, please donate using one of the methods below:
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St Peter Port Christmas Lights, Coin de Becquet, Rue de Putron, St Peter Port, GY1 2TE.
14 Nov 2018
Le Bordage joins in Christmas Lights Festival for the first time in 15 years - thanks to Fujitsu
Fujitsu, the leading global technology company, has today announced its commitment to making a donation to the St Peter Port Christmas Lights Charity, which will enable Le Bordage to participate in this year’s Christmas Festival for the first time in 15 years.
Fujitsu believes in connecting and empowering communities, and wants to create a digital future for the island of Guernsey. Fujitsu has already been working with Sigma on the island for over 20 years, and by sponsoring the festive lights Fujitsu is demonstrating its commitment to supporting people, businesses and communities in Guernsey.
Jax Robin, chair & trustee of the St Peter Port Christmas Lights Charity said; “In September we reluctantly took the decision not to light Le Bordage due to a shortfall in donations. This was obviously extremely disappointing for the community, therefore we were delighted when Fujitsu agreed to provide funding, which means everyone in Le Bordage will now be able to enjoy the festive lights.”
Duncan Tait, Senior Executive Vice President, Fujitsu, said, “As a global company, Fujitsu wants to bring the best technologies to Guernsey, from our experience of implementing them around the world. We believe this will allow Guernsey to unlock a world of opportunity - today, tomorrow and beyond.”
Robert Sillars, CEO at Sigma, said: “The Christmas Festival lights display is a great spectacle for the whole community and we are delighted that our partner, Fujitsu, has made it possible to extend the lights to Le Bordage. The festival provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy some festive entertainment and enable everyone to share the Christmas spirit”.
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