Fishing firm backs lights display

Pure Fishing UK MD Grant Harris presents �5000 to Gordon Castle and John Wright of Alnwick Christmas Lights watched by Jane, Duchess of Northumberland.'Picture Jane Coltman
Pure Fishing UK MD Grant Harris presents �5000 to Gordon Castle and John Wright of Alnwick Christmas Lights watched by Jane, Duchess of Northumberland.'Picture Jane Coltman

The regional director of Pure Fishing, Grant Harris, was delighted to present a cheque for £5,000 to Coun Gordon Castle and John Wright, of the Alnwick Christmas Lights Committee.

The Duchess of Northumberland, who has been switching on the lights for the past 18 years, is helping to fund-raise to ensure the lights can continue.

Mr. Harris said: “It gives me great pleasure, on behalf of Pure Fishing (UK) Ltd, to support such a fantastic visual event which will have a great positive impact to all generations within the Alnwick community.”

Coun Castle said the committee was ‘immensely grateful for this exceptionally generous donation from Pure Fishing which has helped our situation enormously’.