Help Hale to shine for Christmas 2017

Local residents and businesses are invited to sponsor Hale's 2017 Christmas lights

Think it’s too early to start planning next Christmas? Don’t pretend you didn’t pick up a few Christmas presents in the January sales! Well, Hale businesses are thinking ahead too and Hale Business Association ( HBA) has launched a Christmas Campaign for 2017 – ‘Love Hale this Christmas’ to provide decorations for the village next December. 

Local residents may not realise that the funding for Christmas decorations was withdrawn by Trafford Council two years ago. Since then Hale Business Association has had to raise the funds themselves. If it wasn’t for the generosity of many local businesses – Hale would have had no lights and we would have missed out on that magical display.  Last year fund raising proved particularly difficult, hence a new strategy has been planned.

Commenting on the approach for 2017, Penny English, representative of HBA, explained,

‘We all love Hale and really want it to shine especially at Christmas. Many local people don’t realise the Christmas lights must now be funded locally.  We have taken this decision early as we really do need to plan ahead.  We are aware that many businesses plan their marketing campaigns at the beginning of the year and therefore we very much hope that some will consider coming on board.  Individuals, or families, are also invited to sponsor a bauble.   The 15 sponsors will each receive exposure throughout the year and thanks for their generosity in ensuring that Hale shines this Christmas’

Barbara Hallwood, MD of Hale based Marketing Profile added, ‘We are delighted to be working with HBA on this exciting initiative.   It really is a great opportunity for businesses to get involved, or indeed, local individuals or families. You do not need to have a business in Hale to be a sponsor – you just have to want to see the village shine!  Throughout the year, the sponsors will receive branding exposure – a great way to promote their business and to really support the village.’                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

For further information or to sponsor a bauble please contact:  Barbara at Marketing Profile Mobile: 07939 905412  OR email  Penny English at


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