Ballybogey Christmas lights dazzle as £400 target exceeded and total tips over £4,000
Jordan and Joanna Christie, from County Antrim, have finished totalling up donations and are delighted to announce they have managed to raise a fabulous £4013.72 for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.
The Ballybogey brother and sister team turned their love for lights over the festive season into a display for all to enjoy, bringing some much needed cheer after what had been one of the darkest years for many people with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jordan said: “I decided I wanted to try and raise some money for charity this year with my Christmas lights display because it’s been such a tough year for charities to raise money due to the current restrictions of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
“I picked Northern Ireland Children's Hospice as my charity because Christmas is all for the kids and it made me think of the children and families that aren't able to celebrate Christmas properly due to illness and bereavement.”
Jordan was totally overwhelmed by people’s response to his fundraising drive as his initial target of £400 was smashed within one week, and ended up raising ten times as much.
“Never in a million years did I ever think I would achieve a figure like that,” Jason commented.
“The support I have received from everyone has been immense. I would like to thank every single person who donated towards this figure. This will make such a difference to families that the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice work with.
“I would also like to say a big thank you to Kevin and Steven from McAuley Multimedia and Geoffrey from Causeway Coast Community for helping push my fundraising for me they have all been fantastic. Roll on Christmas 2021 for a bigger and better display!”