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Yeovil's Christmas Light Switch On

Christmas Light Switch on & Lantern Parade is back in Yeovil

This is one not to miss! There is lots going on to kick off the Christmas season in the town centre on 28th November from 16:30.

The lantern parade will make its way through the town centre and the top 3 lanterns will be judged by the Mayor. Following the parade, the winner of the design a light competition will hit the button to light up the town centre.

Stars from the Panto will be attending along with live music from local bands SnakeByte and Black River Sinners. There will also be a funfair and market stalls.

Timetable

  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm - Service at St John's Church 
  • 5:00 pm - Stage goes live at the Bandstand, Middle Street with the Breeze Team 
  • 5:15 pm - Gathering of lanterns for parade outside St John's Church
  • 5:30 pm - Lantern parade sets off from outside St John's Church
  • 6:00 pm - Black River Sinners perform on the stage at the bandstand, Middle Street
  • 6:15 pm approx - Lantern Parade arrives at the Bandstand Stage
  • 6:30 pm - Panto Stars, Farther Christmas and the top 3 lantern parade winners are announced. Then the big count down to the switch on begins. 
  • 7 - 7:30 pm - SnakeByte perform on the stage, fun fair, games and market stalls.
  • 8:00 pm - Event closes

The lantern parade will be taking a new route for 2019 see the map below for details.

For many of us, Christmas is a happy time spent with family and friends…. but for over 500 children in Somerset, spending time at home isn’t possible right now. 



Could you provide a home and family to a local child in care? 
 
We urgently need more foster carers to offer safe, loving homes to our children in care.  Foster carers can make a real difference to children’s lives. They help them through tough times and give them the support they need to achieve their full potential as well as celebrating the good times like Christmas.
 
Fostering is not a one size fits all. There are a variety of different avenues within fostering to match the vast and sometimes complex needs of the children in our care, and the lifestyles of our carers; from the dedication of long term fostering over a period of years, to the flexibility of respite providing care just one weekend a month. In return our carers receive ongoing support and training, a dedicated social worker and a weekly fee and allowance (amounts vary – please speak to our team or visit the website for details). 

If you’re aged 21 or over and have a spare room, along with the time and patience to support a Somerset child in care, we’d love to here from you. Visit fosteringinsomerset.org.uk or call our team on 0800 587 9900 to find out how you could help change a child’s story. There is no upper age limit, and things like your gender, sexual preference or marital status are not important – you just need the right qualities and mindset.

Alternatively, come along to our next information evening and find out more about fostering over a coffee and cake. Costa Coffee, 8 Townsend Shopping Park, Shepton Mallet on Tuesday 14th January 2020 from 7-9pm. 

Join the team and Fostering In Somerset at Yeovil Light Switch On on the 28th November!


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