BES ensures bright Christmas for Fleetwood

Fleetwood is set for a magical Christmas after local energy supplier BES Utilities helped smash the £20,000 target needed to fund the town’s festive lights.

BES Utilities has given £8,000 to the town’s Festive Lights Fund which, together with the £12,000 already raised, will mean The Mount will be fully lit for the first time while all the main streets in the town centre will sparkle with Christmas trees and festive installations.

BES Utilities managing director Andy Pilley said: “BES is proud to be a Fleetwood company and so we are delighted to be able to help the town in this way.

The £20,000 target has been met thanks to the BES donation, together with a £4,000 contribution from both Fleetwood Town Council and Wyre Council as well as support from local businesses and bucket collections by volunteers.

Cllr Terry Rogers, chairman of Fleetwood Town Council, said: “Words cannot say how much the support of Andy Pilley and BES Utilities is appreciated.

“Without such wonderful support from BES events like this may not be able to continue as fund-raising gets more difficult year-on-year. It is great to see a local company get involved in this way to really help local businesses and the local community.”

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