Thursday, 22 November 2012

Cheshire Oaks switch on their Christmas lights.

Cheshire Oaks switch on their Christmas lights. 
By Claire Henderson Thursday 22 November 2012 

TONIGHT Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet switched on their Christmas lights, which marks the start of their four-day shopping festival. 

With no celebrities appearing this year, up and coming singers and Radio City 96.7’s presenters Jay and Claire from hit breakfast show Rossie and Co. appeared at the event, along with the charity ‘Claire House’ raising funds. 

The entertainment consisted of the choir, Harmony of Handbags, signing ‘Sleigh Ride’ and Jessie J’s famous tune ‘Price Tag’, followed by the Manchester Airport choir singing ‘Help’ by The Beatles and ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’. Celebrity Vocal coach, Yvie Burnett, who has been a coach on X-Factor and various other shows, also took the stage to get the crowd’s vocal chords warmed up. 

Charlotte Parry-Ashcroft, 14, from Broughton said, “It has been a bit disappointing, this is my first year here and it only lasted 40 minutes and there was no one famous, I heard there is always someone famous.”  

Abi Smith, Cheshire fundraising manager at ‘Claire House’ was there to explain what they do for children and young adults with a life threatening or life limiting condition, as well as their families. The stage then filled with children from ‘Claire House’ to help push the plunger, which would light the Christmas tree and set off a spectacular fireworks display. 

“The best part of the night was the children lighting the tree, and the fireworks! They were absolutely brilliant,” said Laura Williams, 18, from Chester.

Cheshire Oaks Christmas tree.

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