Wirral neighbours' tenth Christmas lights switch-on for Claire House tonight

Wirral Globe: Last year's switch on. Last year's switch on.

A GROUP of kind-hearted Moreton neighbours will switch on their Christmas lights for a 10th time in aid of Claire House tonight.

For the last nine years residents in Amberley Close have worked together to create a winter wonderland to raise cash for the hospice.

The lights will be switched on by Birkenhead actress and comedienne Pauline Daniels during the event, which starts at 6pm. Also taking part will be Radio Merseyside presenter Roger Lyon.

The tradition, which has so far raised more than £9,000, was started by Karen and Frank Williams and next-door neighbours Peter and Sandra George.

They wanted to help towards giving the children at the Clatterbridge-based hospice a Christmas to remember.

Before the lights are turned on, there will be entertainment from Val Hollywood from Wirral Orchestra Society as well as a tribute to The Three Degrees.

More than 100 people watched last year's switch-on, which raised just under £1000 and the hope is to beat that figure this time.

Paying tribute to the public's support of the lights, Peter George said at the time: "The public are fantastic, everyone loves it. It's for a good cause.

"We were doing it for ourselves and then started to raise all the cash for Claire House.

"It's great to hear the kids’ reaction when they see the display. All the problems in the world disappear."

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