Residents of Lady Bay in West Bridgford have held their Winter Windows fundraising Event to support Lady Bay Primary School through these difficult times.
Winter Windows is a fun family-friendly event where people create illuminated displays in their street-facing windows.
Over 120 households took part in the event, which ran from Friday to Sunday between 5.30pm and 8.30pm, creating an after-dark trail of glowing windows.
Following the closure of the Nottingham Christmas markets, this event allowed individuals of the Lady Bay area a way to celebrate Christmas as a community in a socially distanced manner, without breaking any Tier 3 guidelines.
Lena Harris, a resident of Mona Road, who took parting in the event, said: “This year, there isn’t much else going on. It feels like Christmas is cancelled right now.
“Everyone is on such a low at the moment, and small businesses and schools are struggling, this event allowed us to finally come together as a community and lift morale.
“The streets look amazing, to see each house light up one by one was honestly the highlight of my year.
“Lady Bay Primary is one of the schools that unfortunately have suffered the consequences of Covid-19, so being given the opportunity to raise money for such an amazing school which both of my children have attended felt so rewarding.”
Fundraising will continue throughout the run-up until Christmas allowing other supporters of the school, parents, grandparents, and members of the local community to make donations if they wish.
If you would like to donate, go to https://www.rocketfund.org/fundraising-for-lady-bay-primary-school