The Breeze will light up Torquay this Christmas
The Breeze saves the Christmas lights!
The Breeze, South Devon's local radio station, is happy to announce that it will fund the cost of this year's Christmas lights in Torquay.
After weeks of uncertainty, the local community was disappointed to learn that the Torquay Chamber of Commerce had been unable to raise the necessary funds to stage the annual Christmas light display. This would have meant that for the first time in more than thirty years, Torquay would have been dark during the festive season.
The Breeze is committed to the community to which it broadcasts and consequently, after hearing this sad news, felt compelled to help and so has stepped in and to fund the cost of the lighting display in its entirety.
Now that the Christmas lights have been saved, The Breeze intends to make this year’s switch on one to remember.
Nick Jackson, breakfast show presenter at The Breeze said: "I could not be happier that we have been able to ensure that the Christmas lights in Torquay will once again shine brightly.
"The festive lights switch on really starts the season and we could not let everyone miss out on such an intrinsic part of Christmas. Please join me on Saturday 19th November for the big switch on.
"We will be announcing more details for this very special event soon."
Susie Colley, Chair of the Torquay Chamber of Commerce added: “We care passionately about Christmas and we care equally about our town. I cannot thank The Breeze enough because they have saved Christmas for us all.
"It’s Christmas very shortly and hopefully people will flock to the town, support the shops and make Christmas special for the whole area.”
The switch on event will take place on Saturday 19th November and will be broadcast live on The Breeze.
Listen again to Nick's announcement on air:
Susie Colley, Chair of the Torquay Chamber of Commerce also spoke to Nick:
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