Ilfracombe Lions get their name in Christmas lights

PUBLISHED: 13:00 03 December 2017

Ilfracombe Lions Club and Combe Christmas members with the new Lions festive light shining overhead. Picture: Tony Gussin

Ilfracombe Lions Club and Combe Christmas members with the new Lions festive light shining overhead. Picture: Tony Gussin

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Ilfracombe Lions Club has become the first Combe Christmas sponsor to get their very own light in the High Street

Ilfracombe Lions Club has its name up in lights this festive season after a fantastic donation to the Combe Christmas appeal.

The club has donated around £3,500 towards new Christmas lights in the town and for festive events, so when they asked what else they could do, Combe Christmas chairman Steve Trebble said they thought a Lions emblem in the High Street would be fitting.

Now it is hoped other organisations and businesses will be inspired to follow the Lions example and see their own names in lights around the town next Christmas.

READ MORE: Ilfracombe Lighting of the Lights 2017

Steve said: “If anyone is thinking of supporting Combe Christmas they can get their own advertising out of it too.

“The High Street will be predominantly Christmas lights but we are going to start making our way down Fore Street and other areas so there’s plenty of scope for businesses to get involved and add their own touch to it.”

Steve Ashton of Ilfracombe Lions added: “A massive thank you on behalf of the town to Steve and his gang. They have been out working every night and they are even meeting on Monday to plan next year.”

Anyone interested in being part of Combe Christmas 2018 can visit the Facebook page, email combechristmas@gmail.com or call Steve on 07772 867852.

* It is 100 years of the Lions this year and anyone who would like to find out more about the Ilfracombe club or sign up can call Steve Ashton on 01271 879274.

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