Lorraine and Jeremy Stevenson have once again dazzled the southwest town of Albany with their Christmas Lights for CF awareness fundraiser last December. Despite the weather posing a few problems during the two-month set up Jeremy, Lorraine and their team of volunteers persisted to get everything ready for the very successful opening night on 2 December.
Crowds steadily grew over the month of December with over 30,000 people attending including 5,500 people from outside of Albany! A wonderful inclusion to this year’s display were 5,000 LED roses that made a huge impact and honoured the CF community. They helped to emphasise the heartfelt meaning behind the Christmas Lights for CF Albany display. As a result, thousands of people took the time to read the boards on display and learn a little bit more about CF and what it is like for someone living with CF and their family supporting them.
On a few nights crowds were treated to a special visit from Santa and were able to sit in his sleigh and have their photo taken with him. Crowds were also delighted to Elvis the giant reindeer, the Eiffel Tower, Pyramids, Big Ben and a nativity scene just to name a few.
Thanks to the passion, drive and incredibly hard work put into this event by Lorraine and Jeremy, their volunteers, sponsors and suppliers, and to each and every one who attended the event, donated online, sent well wishes, they have raised a phenomenal $89,099 for Cystic Fibrosis WA which will make a huge difference to people living with CF across WA and their families.
Thank you so much to Lorraine and Jeremy for who this event would not be possible and for sharing a little Christmas magic with our CF community.
More photos available on the Christmas Light for CF Albany Facebook page.
Photo credit- Pro Drone Solutions