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Wirral residents light up homes for children this Christmas

ByReport2

Nov 29, 2023

RESIDENTS who live on a road in Oxton have lit up their houses with spectacular displays for Christmas to support Wirral's most vulnerable children.

Houses along Templemore Road in Oxton Village have got into the Christmas spirit once again by lighting up their road to raise money for The Hive Youth Zone in Birkenhead.

The Hive supports 3000 of the most vulnerable and most at-risk children across Wirral, giving them, somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.

Templemore Road (Image: The Hive)

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Operating six days a week young people can choose from 20 activities each day including sports, arts, music, climbing, cooking and much more, all of which is underpinned with developmental and support programmes such as young leaders’ courses, employability schemes and a mentoring programme.

The entire programme is designed to "raise aspirations, enhance prospects, improve health and wellbeing, and enable young people to be the best possible versions of themselves".

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Templemore Road (Image: The Hive)

The "Winter Wonderland tradition" started as a bit of competitive rivalry almost 10 years ago between two neighbours and gradually other neighbours have joined in the festive fun.

Templemore resident Will Roberts said: "The displays get bigger and bigger every year, we start putting them up in October and it takes a surprisingly short time to take them down.

Templemore Road (Image: The Hive)

"This year we have chosen to raise money for the Hive, a charity very close to my heart. The money raised will go towards making sure local children and their families who are living in poverty get a Christmas they deserve.

Templemore Road (Image: The Hive)

"Money raised will go towards providing Christmas food hampers and presents for these families, who otherwise will go without. Many are having to choose between eating or heating, never mind buying Christmas presents for their children."

The Christmas lights will be on display until the new year. There are QR codes around the road for visitors to donate or the fundraising page is here.

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