The Albany Christmas Lights for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) are over for another year. We’d like to say a massive thank you to Jeremy and Lorraine Stevenson and their incredible team of volunteers for tirelessly working to make this fundraiser such a huge success. In 2021 they managed to raise a whopping $53,000 for Cystic Fibrosis WA. This wouldn’t have been possible without the staggering 22,500 people who attended over 23 nights to take in the magic of the Christmas lights.
This year, partly thanks to a fabulous video taken by ABC’s Tom Edwards and shared via ABC’s website and social channels, 4,400 people from outside Albany came to view the lights. Stories were heard of families driving from Perth to Albany and back in one day just to see the lights! If that was you – thank you!
Thank you also to all the supporting businesses who provided time, resources and financial support to make this event happen. It wouldn’t have come together without your generosity and support.
Key highlights over the 23 nights included three popular visits from Santa himself, the hunt for the different Santas and the 35 Reindeer hiding throughout the display as crowds wandered through, many photos with Elvis the Reindeer and popular icons such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Big Ben and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Other than raising much needed funds for CF, the Albany Christmas Lights also raise much needed awareness. To quote organisers Lorraine and Jeremy Stevenson; “Again, the sign boards within the display that provided some basic information around the lights and what it is like for a family to live with CF were so well patronised. It is a core objective of the Christmas Lights to lift the profile of CF within the wider community and we believe the marriage of something as ugly and horrible as CF, with something so beautiful and joyous as Christmas Lights is a perfect one.”
The feedback for the Albany Christmas Lights has been overwhelmingly positive and is a fantastic way for families, young and old, to embrace the joy of Christmas. Photos don’t do the lights justice and it really must be seen to be believed. Pop it in your diary for December 2022.
Thank you again to Jeremy and Lorraine and we look forward to seeing what delights 2022 brings.