On the 7th of December 2018, the town of Thatcham hosted their Christmas lights switch on event. The perfect way to get people in the mood for the festive period, this event marked the culmination of hours spent beautifully adorning the town centre with a variety of stunning Christmas lights and decorations. Here at Oakley, not only did we attend the event, we played our part in it too.
Our role in the Thatcham community
As we have a showroom in Thatcham, we interact with the town’s residents every day. Whether we’re providing them with home-improvement advice or improving their homes. However, we also believe it’s important to take an active role in your community, one which is outside of working hours. For this reason, we wanted to get involved in this year’s festivities, to provide the town with something else to enjoy.
An integral part of any Christmas
Whilst lights almost always feature in modern Christmases, there’s one Christmas decoration that simply cannot be done without. One decoration that is more symbolic than the others: the Christmas tree. No Christmas is complete without a tree and neither would this event have been. Each year, a local company sponsors the tree that is used for the Christmas lights event. This year, that company was us. As a result of our donation, Thatcham Town Council had a lovely tree to decorate, which residents could enjoy throughout the festive period.
Carol singing before the lights went on
As a result of our sponsorship, the Mayor, Councillor Jan Cover, asked us to join her on stage for carol singing prior to the lights being turned on. We happily accepted her invitation and enjoyed taking part in the singing before the big finale. Next, the lights were turned on, leaving us hugely impressed by the ornate display. In the new year, we hope to continue our involvement in our local community.
Oakley Green Conservatories have over 20 years’ experience providing homeowners with luxury home-improvement products. Our other showrooms are located in Maidenhead and Bristol and feature a selection of windows, doors and conservatories. For more information on our products and services, please call on 01635 877 959 or contact us online.