Ringing in the New Year

Organiser Ian Clifton (second left) with Radio Lancashire's John "Gilly" Gillmore, Father Christmas, TV personality Paul Hayes and other supporters of the Lincoln Close Illuminations which has raised close to �3,000 for charity.
Organiser Ian Clifton (second left) with Radio Lancashire's John "Gilly" Gillmore, Father Christmas, TV personality Paul Hayes and other supporters of the Lincoln Close Illuminations which has raised close to �3,000 for charity.

PART of Morecambe’s most famous Christmas lights display will stay up in 2012 to celebrate the London Olympics.

Ian Clifton, organiser of the Lincoln Close charity illuminations in Westgate, said he will keep his show of the Olympic rings and torch “burning” until the Games this summer.

The official switch-off of the charity lights display takes place on Friday, January 6 at 6pm.

Mr Clifton and his wife Diane thanked everyone who visited the illuminations and helped them raise nearly £3,000 for Derian House children’s hospice in Chorley.

The couple have raised over £36,000 during 14 years of decorating their home with Christmas lights.