Welling United are supporting Discover Welling’s ‘Welling Sparkle’ campaign which aims to raise funds to bring Christmas spirit to the local area and light up Welling town centre for the festive period.
The campaign is aiming to raise £5,000 for a Christmas lights switch-on which will include a Christmas market and Christmas tree for Welling corner and bucket collectors will be present at the Wings’ Vanarama National League South fixture against St Albans City on Saturday, with supporters encouraged to donate whatever they can to help Discover Welling reach their target.
Discover Welling said: “In 2019, we created the Welling Sparkle, with a Christmas market and a switch on of the lights attended by hundreds of people. In 2021, we brought the Sparkle back to Welling after having had to cancel most of the festivities in 2020 due to lockdown.
“This year we are planning to get a big Christmas tree for Welling corner again and we would like to get as much of Welling Town Centre lit up as possible. We would love to get all 74 lamp posts lit up and will light as many as we can, spreading out from Welling Corner on Bellegrove Road, Upper Wickham Lane and Welling High Street.
“Discover Welling loves to support the local community, so we are also hoping to ‘pay it forward’ again this year by donating money to a local good cause if we achieve our target of raising enough funds to light a minimum of 46 lamp posts.”