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Christmas lights in Carharrack to raise funds for the RNLI

By AliceWright  |  Posted: November 29, 2012

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A festive display of Christmas lights in Carharrack will help raise funds for the RNLI this year. 

Mick French has been lighting up his house each Christmas for about 15 years, all in aid of the life-saving charity. 

He began decorating his house when he lived in St Ives and now plans to put on a similarly dazzling display at his home in Carharrack. 

From Saturday onwards the lights will be on from 5pm to 10pm every day. They will be turned off for an hour on Wednesday, December 19 to mark the 31st anniversary of the loss of the Penlee lifeboat.  

Mr French said the switching on this Saturday will be a festive affair.

"The St Day and Carharrack Band will be playing carols on Saturday evening and the big switch on will be at 7pm when people can see the full effect of the Christmas lights I've put up this year.  

"I'm a big fan of the RNLI and the work the volunteer crews do around the coast of Cornwall and I spend a lot of my time displaying my scale model lifeboats all over the country to raise funds. 

"This year I've managed to raise £2,660 for the charity and hope the lights will attract yet more donations. This money is vital because the RNLI relies on public support to continue its lifesaving work."

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