November 20 date announced for Christmas lights switch-on in Sidmouth

A community champion has been picked to switch on the Christmas lights in Sidmouth at a special event on Saturday, November 20.

Di Fuller, of Sid Valley Help, will do the honours as part of festive festivities organised by the town council.

Local duo Vine and Dandy will be providing music and entertainment from 4.30pm.

A ‘golden ticket’ draw for primary school children will take place at 5.15pm – with the winner netting a £100 toy voucher for Gliddon’s Toy Shop in Church Street.

Di, honoured this year as winner of the Sustainable Sidmouth Champions Awards for Community, will switch on the town’s Christmas lights at 5.30pm.

The illuminations have again been supplied by Torbay Display and have been billed as ‘a contrast to the 2020 scheme’.

Sidmouth Town Council chair Ian Barlow said: “It is entirely fitting that Di Fuller is switching the Christmas lights on.

“She and Sid Valley Help have been invaluable throughout the most difficult of times and continues to work tirelessly for our community.”

The charity provides information on health and social care support services in the area.

The lights display is funded by the town council and supported by Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce.

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