Skier Jade to turn on Bourne’s Christmas lights

Jade Etherington on her visit to Bourne Academy EMN-140104-123005001
Jade Etherington on her visit to Bourne Academy EMN-140104-123005001
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Bourne’s record breaking Paralympian Jade Etherington will be turning on this year’s Christmas lights in Bourne.

Skiing star Jade, who won three silver medals and one bronze medal at this year’s paralympics in Sochi, Russia, will throw the switch on this year’s illuminations in the town centre.

Jade will switch on the Christmas lights next Saturday, November 29, at 4.30pm, along with the Bourne Town Mayor, Councillor Bob Russel and Santa Claus.

This year’s magical event is set to be bigger and better than before, with Bourne’s town centre being transformed into a bustling European market place.

Traders from across Europe will be coming from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Holland, offering an array of delights from the Continent including cheeses, sausages and freshly made crepes to handbags, soaps and children’s toys.

Alongside the market will be a programme of entertainment taking place throughout the day, including carol singing, live music, street magicians, and live performances.

There will also be a fun fair in the town to entertain the children, along with a nativity scene, a display of over 30 Christmas trees and a Santa’s grotto.

On the day there will be a chance to win £150 cash, in a competition being run around the town in the local shops.

Gordon Cochran, from Gordon’s Photographic, Bourne, is organising this year’s festivities and wants the people of Bourne to come and get involved.

Gordon has great hopes for this years event and wants to attract more people to come along and enjoy the festive fun.