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Wednesfield Christmas Lights Switch On 2009

Friday afternoon saw over 200 local residents fill Wednesfield High Street outside St Thomas’ Church for the annual Christmas lights switch on.

The festivities included a choir service with performances from several local schools, a visit from Father Christmas who gave out sweets and raffle tickets and a speech from Wolverhampton’s Mayor, Councillor Surjan Singh Duhra.

Around 4:30pm Apprentice star and Wednesfield native Ruth Badger took to the stage to switch the lights on. Commenting on how she’d once watched the lights being switched on whilst sitting in the Job Centre down the road, Ruth whipped the crowd into a frenzy for the countdown to the switch on. Watch our video above to see the countdown!

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The Local Neighbourhood Partnership team would like to thank everyone who supported the Christmas light Event in Wednesfield.
Special thanks to St Thomas’s Church and the Reverend Nick Watson and Warden for allowing us to use the Church and Grounds for the Event and for organising the Choir service.
Wolverhampton City Council Event team and local DJ Jim Duncan for their support in running the event and giving support and advice to make the event successful.
Special Thanks goes to the Wolverhampton Mayor, Ruth Badger (Wednesfield born & breed as well as being a successful contestant on ‘The Apprentice’ program) and her family & friends, Peter Hurlston (President of the Rotary Club of Wednesfield) and the Rotary Club Members, Jason Gessey (Chair) Trevor Roberts (Vice Chair) of Wednesfield Traders Association, for their support and attendance of the Event.
Special acknowledgement goes to the Wednesfield Colts U9’s Football Team who was this year’s Wednesfield Local Heroes for their community fund raising endeavours. Also special acknowledgement to the Wednesfield Brownies and Rainbows who meet at Pickering Road Community Centre for their hard work over the last twelve months fund raising and supporting the Christmas Light Event.
Thank you to all the Wednesfield Traders who donated prizes to the raffle to raise funds for the New Cross Neo Natal Unit and to AMF Bowling for supplying the Mascot’s for the event and donation of family ticket to their venue.
Thank you to the Wednesfield Police for their Support and guidance of the event.
Also a Special Big Thanks to the Primary School Choirs who gave some fantastic entertainment with their songs and made the Event a truly special event with their fantastic voices ringing out of the Church through Wednesfield Village.(Edward the Elder, St Patrick’s, Wodenesfield, Long Knowle,Deyncourt,Wood End)
Thank you to all the community for supporting the event on the day and hope everyone enjoyed themselves!!

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