Nominate a loved one to win a stunning Christmas light star this winter

This November, local charity Julian House has teamed up with its long supporter Paperstarlights to ‘gift a little light’ this winter.

The charity is encouraging its supporters and members of the public in Bath and the surrounding area to nominate a loved one who has done something good this year to help others. In doing so, their loved one will be in with a chance of winning one of 12 stunning paper starlights to decorate their home this winter.

Senior Community and Events Fundraiser Jess Gay said: “This year has continued to be immensely tough for everyone. As we started the year in lockdown, many families went months without seeing each other yet still went above and beyond to help others in the greatest of need. Whether your loved one made scrubs for NHS workers, donated food, gifted funds, made hats and scarves for those who needed them or volunteered for a cause, we’d like to know all of the wonderful incredible ways our community has gone above and beyond to help each other in these dark times.”

People will be able to nominate their loved one by tagging them in our Facebook post here or Instagram post here.

We’ll then enter all entries into a pot and pull out 12 winners at random on 1st December. The winners will then be able to collect their beautiful stars from the Paperstarlights stall at the Bath Market outside the Abbey which is running up until December 19th.

Andy from Paperstarlights added: “As traders at Bath Christmas Market for almost 20 years, we are always so grateful for the warm welcome given to us by the people of Bath. It’s a city full of warmth and humanity – demonstrated every day by the people who give their time and resources to support the work of Julian House. This year we wanted to shine a light on some of the people from Bath who, during another tough year, give so much to support the charities work with vulnerable people in the city. Hopefully the gift of these stars can signify warmth, comfort, and gratitude. Both in the homes of people and those who pass by.”

Paperstarlights has been a long supporter of Julian House, offering support everything December though the usual Bath Christmas market. Last year, when the market was closed, it donated lights to the charity’s domestic abuse refuge to ‘shine some light’ during the difficult year.

While Bath Christmas market has been scaled back this year, Paperstarlights will be part of a smaller market and will be holding a stall outside Bath Abbey from 25th November to 19th December.

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