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23 Nov 2020 Community

Kirklees communities are keeping the festive spirit alive this December

It’s no exaggeration to say 2020 has been an uncertain, challenging year for everyone in our community. Celebrating Christmas might look much different this year. As the big day draws ever closer, four communities across Kirklees will take part in The Kirkwood’s first ever Festive Lights Trail – and they are determined to help spread some Christmas cheer.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on everyone’s lives, and we’ve all missed out on a lot this year. From birthday parties and celebrations to Halloween and Bonfire Night, and now visits to see Santa… the list is endless!

This festive season, we want to help families keep the festive spirit alive in a safe and magical way.

Households in Mirfield, Fixby, Cowcliffe, Honley, Almondbury, Fenay Bridge and Lepton are all taking part in our first ever Festive Lights Trail, with families lighting up their houses to raise money for a local cause.

We support families affected by any life limiting illness across Kirklees and, after a difficult year of fundraising, hope the community will help us spread some festive cheer and donate to The Kirkwood.

The Festive Trails will run from Friday 4th – Thursday 24th December in Mirfield, Honley and Almondbury, Fenay Bridge and Lepton and from Saturday 12th – Thursday 24th December in Fixby and Cowcliffe.

Trail maps are free to download from The Kirkwood’s website, and families across Kirklees can join in the fun by walking or driving along the lights trail.

Joanna Doherty, a Community Fundraiser with The Kirkwood, said: “This is something new and exciting for us as a charity. We are hoping to bring some festive joy to young and old alike. It’s a great way to get involved in a festive activity in a completely safe and contact-free way.”

The trail maps for each area can be downloaded here.

Each area has its own text-to-donate option for participants to donate to along the trail routes which can be found on the trail maps.

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