Knebworth Christmas lights switch-on has raised more than £3,000 for good causes

PUBLISHED: 11:34 04 December 2018 | UPDATED: 11:34 04 December 2018

Christmas lights twinkling along Knebworth's London Road. Picture: Darren Gilbert.

Christmas lights twinkling along Knebworth's London Road. Picture: Darren Gilbert.

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A Christmas lights switch-on in Knebworth on Friday has raised more than £3,000 for good causes.

A number of local groups provided entertainment on the evening. Picture: Darren Gilbert.A number of local groups provided entertainment on the evening. Picture: Darren Gilbert.

Darren and Megan Gilbert – who run the Mather Marshall estate agents branch in London Road – organised the event, which more than 400 people turned out for.

As well as stalls and fairground rides, there was entertainment from the likes of the Warriorz dance group, Knebworth Community Chorus and DJ Grant Pinney.

Artificial snow helped create a festive atmosphere. Picture: Darren Gilbert.Artificial snow helped create a festive atmosphere. Picture: Darren Gilbert.

The money raised through donations will be given to Knebworth’s Link-up Lunch Club and Knebworth Pre-School, Garden House Hospice Care in Letchworth, Kadoma Kidz in Stevenage and a national charity which supports men with prostate or pancreatic cancer.

Darren said: “As a business owner it is vital for the village community to come together.

Visitors took the opportunity to do a spot of Christmas shopping. Picture: Darren Gilbert.Visitors took the opportunity to do a spot of Christmas shopping. Picture: Darren Gilbert.

“We are proud to support our locals and we are so pleased to have reached a record amount of money for our selected charities.”

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