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The Christmas lights are on in Hale – thanks to fundraising campaign from local businesses

By David Prior at

Côte Brasserie has hosted an event to thank the sponsors of this year’s Hale Christmas lights.

A campaign was launched earlier this year to help cover the cost of Christmas lights in the village, with funding having been withdrawn by Trafford Council two years ago.

A total of £15,000 was raised thanks to contributions from Blackstone Solicitors, The Edwina Lilley Charitable Trust, Foresight Wealth Strategists, See-Saw Lingerie, Côte Brasserie, W Franks & Sons Jewellers, 205 on Ashley, Cheshire Insurance Brokers, Pixie, Watersons, High Access, JTS Solicitors, iHomes and Kellands.

The Hale Business Association (HBA), working with Marketing Profile, helped to coordinate the campaign.

Some of the Christmas lights sponsors outside Côte Brasserie in Hale

Penny English, representing the HBA, said: “Some two years ago, Trafford withdrew funding for the Hale lights meaning that over the last two year the lights were seriously limited.

“We just couldn’t let that happen again this year and thanks to the generosity of sponsors and a brilliant marketing campaign run at no charge by Marketing Profile, it has all come together. We are delighted and a huge thank you to all.”

Some of the sponsors at the Côte Brasserie event

Barbara Hallwood, MD of Marketing Profile, added: “HBA have worked tirelessly to ensure that the lights happened this year. We are proud to have worked with them on the campaign. Hale is a very special place with so much to offer.”

It’s still possible to support Christmas in Hale this year with Love Hale baubles on sale at GIFT+HOME.

More photos of the Christmas Lights in Hale (above and below)

Photography: Martin Hambleton Photography and Ian Wheat Photography