A popular Christmas festival’s organisers have appealed for help in avoiding a black-out this year.
Garstang’s Victorian Christmas Festival committee have sent out a plea to keep their lights display running.
The Christmas lights have been an annual fixture in the town centre for more than 30 years.
But, with running costs of around £12,000, committee members are seeking additional funds to make sure the spectacle does not fall out of reach of budget.
The committee receive grants from Wyre Council, Garstang Town Council and other organisations.
But committe member Damian Carr said it was important to seek out further funding to avoid abandoning the lights, like other towns.
He said: “We require all the help we can to run the lights, and we are always on the looking at avenues for funding.
“We work hard to raise money, but there are so many other worthy causes.”
This year’s Christmas Light’s Switch-On is on November 25.
The committee asked Garstang Town Council to increase their donation,saying it was becoming “increasingly difficult to raise sufficient funds”.
The council has set aside £1,175 in its’ 2013/14 budget for the town’s lights and festival. At September’s Town Council meeting, it was resolved the council would approach the committee for a full review of the accounts and a decision on additional contributions would be made in October.
To support the committee in any way, call Damian Carr on 01995 602148.