DEWSBURY’s festive switch-on event will definitely go ahead tomorrow (Saturday) after fundraisers reached their target this week.
This year’s lights extravaganza has been organised by the Dewsbury Partnership community group, and thanks to scores of kind-hearted local folk, they raised £9,834 to make sure it happens.
The final pledge of £715 was made by Dewsbury Chamber of Trade on Monday.
It all kicks off at noon spread across various locations in the town centre with a craft market, followed by a variety of performances, from singers, dancers, drummers and rappers to community and youth groups and schools.
Batley singer-songwriter Jade Helliwell will be headlining the acts on the main stage, supported by Radio Leeds rapper and DJ SilverFinger Singh.
Ravensthorpe’s Sully Khan Dhol drummers will also be performing alongside the Foxwood Steel pan band and various dance groups.
There’ll be a lantern parade from 5pm before the lights are switched on at 6pm.