Traditional harvest home raises more than £1,500 for Christmas lights

Organisers of the harvest home in aid of Lyme Regis Christmas Lights Committee

A TRADITIONAL harvest home raised more than £1,500 for Lyme Regis’ Christmas lights display.

The event was recently held at the Nag’s Head, hosted by new landlords James and Rebecca, with more than 100 lots donated by local businesses.

Among the prizes up for grabs were vegetable boxes from Millers Farm Shop, chicken dinners and meat hampers from Colyton Butchers, ploughman’s lunches from Charmouth Bakery, restaurant vouchers, sports memorabilia and tickets, and prints by Lyme’s award-winning photographer Richard Austin, son of the late Barbara Austin MBE, who first established the Christmas Lights Committee.

Simon Flux acted as auctioneer for the evening, ensuring no one left the pub empty handed, assisted by landlord James who sold the star prize of a weekend in a holiday home with a hot tub to wife Rebecca, followed by a bidding war for who would join them, raising a further £100.

Anne Wood’s homemade pies and sausage rolls also proved to be a hit with the crowd, raising more than £100, which will keep Anne busy baking for a month to fulfill all her pre-paid orders.

Volunteers from Lyme Regis Christmas Lights Committee, led by chairman Christine Lovell, would like to thank the Nag’s Head for hosting the event, Simon Flux for being auctioneer and all those who helped to organise and generously donated.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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