Charities

Dreaming of a Bright Christmas

Lime Street Santa  OlneyThe big man himself, in Lime Street, Olney.

There are some very good Christmas lights displays on private houses across North Bucks, and I wanted to show you examples from as wide an area as possible. I had a plan. But the Tier 4 lockdown came, and I only managed to get a few, all quite close to me.

The first one I found is in Lime Street, Olney. It’s there to raise donations for Willen Hospice, and last year they raised over £1,600. It was a good one to start with.

Olney Xmas lightsLime Street, Olney.

The second one is in Vicarage Road, Winslow. I spotted this house as I drove through the town, and it’s just a few doors down from the house my grandparents lived in when I was a kid. They aren’t collecting for charity, but it’s still a fine display.

I had a look at my grandparent’s old house while I was there.

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The Cat Fosterer’s Tale

Cat and ownerSarah and Millie.

Sarah Payne is a cat fosterer. She looks after stray, unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens until they can be found a new home, for the charity Cat Protection. So far, she has fostered between 200 and 250 cats.

Four and a half years ago, Sarah was already fundraising for the Milton Keynes and District branch of Cat Protection, but at their annual general meeting, she discovered that she do more; she could foster cats and kittens at home.

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