Local family's Christmas lights to raise funds for Irish Cancer Society
One local family are putting an extra effort into their Christmas lights in order to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.
Eamon and Carol Bland of Harristown, Castlejordan, located between Rhode and Edenderry, decided last year to light their house up for the charity after a dear friend was it with the dreaded disease.
They put up the lights and kept it lit every evening over Christmas, putting in that extra effort and inviting locals to come and join in with their festive spirit and extensive light display
Eamon worked hard putting up the lights and Carol worked hard contacting Santa in the North Pole to make sure he could make an appearance. The big man arrived by a in style via a Jone Deere tractor, and word is that he will once again make an appearance this year.
This year is getting bigger and better for the young married couple as people have been so kind to donate their time to offer face painting and a bouncing castle, hot food, mince pies, Christmas pudding, homemade baking, mulled wine and hot chocolate. DJ Mickey will also be on hand with festive hits for the big switch on event at 5.30pm on November 25.
Santa will be present to turn on the lights again at 5.45pm, and everybody is asked to wear warm clothes and to wear Christmas hats or jumpers. Carol said, "Don’t worry about the rain we will have a marquee provided for people to stay warm and dry."
People can donate at the house and all funds raised throughout the season will be donated to Irish cancer society.
"We ask anybody that is passing to please put something small into our collection box as it’s a fantastic cause," Carol said.
Also anybody wanting to help Eamon and Carol out by donating anything to them for the night can contact them through their Facebook page, 'Harristown Castlejordan lights up for Irish cancer society' or by email Harristownlights@outlook.ie.
"Everybody is invited and we hope to see everybody throughout the Christmas session," Carol concluded.
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