Big thank you for Penryn festive lights support
3:00pm Thursday 3rd January 2013 in News
Michael Moore, chairman of Penryn Christmas Lights Committee, thanked everyone who made donations that amounted to £500 or supported trees placed through the town.
These were sponsored by the Lions Club, Combined Universities of Cornwall, Caroline Hatley at Prospect House, Chilli’s Indian takeaway, Heather and Lay, and the Thirsty Scholar.
Mr Moore also thanked the town council for its tree and Kehelland Nursery for donating the main tree outside the Methodist Church.
Donations were also received from Mariners fish and chip shop, Sutcliffe Glass, Penryn Surgery and Hendra’s chemists Mr and Mrs Heath, Carol and David Ryall, and the Seven Stars.
Finally he thanked everyone who put the trees up, his wife Aileen and daughter Rachel, Nick Ferris for collecting the trees and “all that I might have missed.”
Among the volunteers was Alan Cairns, who despite being in an horrific jet ski accident in July, which has left him needing a hip replacement, continued to help in any way he could.
This year there were 16 trees in Penryn, one of which was in memory of Lionel Tregoning who was on the lights committee for many years and described as “invaluable” by Mr Moore.