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Highbury Stadium to host Lancashire’s biggest Christmas singalong

7 November 2019

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Would you like to be part of the largest community Christmas event in Lancashire? If so, then join us for Love Fleetwood’s Big Christmas Singalong on Thursday 19 December at Highbury Stadium.

Why not come along, share your Christmas spirit and help us fill the stadium with the sound of Christmas at what looks to be the largest community singalong the area has ever seen.

The Love Fleetwood initiative, which was the brainchild of Flakefleet Primary School’s Headteacher, Dave McPartlin, was designed to help shape the future of the town.

Lots of members of the community are now involved and they meet regularly at Fleetwood Town Football Club to discuss ways in which they can work together to make a difference.

During their most recent meeting, they decided they wanted to hold a huge carol service to get local schools and residents feeling festive. Fleetwood Town Football Club stepped in to offer Highbury Stadium as a venue, and lots of exciting plans are now underway for the event.

“We wanted to do something really Christmassy and bring the community together for the biggest feel good event the town has ever seen,” said Headteacher McPartlin.

“The evening will be full of surprises, and I can’t wait to see everyone’s faces when they see what we’ve done.

“Fleetwood Town plays a big part in the community, and we’re over the moon that the Club has agreed to work with us and host our first big event.

“Tickets have only just been released and we expect them to sell really quickly. We hope to see you all there so you can help us in our mission to fill the stadium!”

Andy Pilley, Chairman of Fleetwood Town Football Club, said:

“Community is at the heart of everything we do at Fleetwood Town Football Club, and we've been working closely with the Love Fleetwood group over recent months on a number of initiatives to promote our fabulous town. 

"We look forward to welcoming people of all ages and spreading some festive cheer at the Big Singalong event!"

Affinity Lancashire, the former Freeport Fleetwood outlet, which has over 45 stores with huge discounts, are the headline sponsor for the event. Affinity play a huge part in the community and jumped at the chance of being involved.

“Here at Affinity, the local community are hugely important to us, and we have spent a large part of 2019 working to establish partnerships throughout Fleetwood to support the people who live and work alongside us,” said Catherine Holmes, Affinity's Centre Manager.

“We are delighted to be supporting Love Fleetwood and the town in this amazing event, and we look forward to celebrating Christmas with everyone.”

Local primary schools including Flakefleet, Larkholme, St Wulstan’s and St Edmund’s, Chaucer, Shakespeare and Charles Saer have already signed up to take part. If your school would like to join in the fun, please contact Love Fleetwood on their Facebook page.

If you’re a local business and would like to contribute to the event, please also contact the Love Fleetwood Facebook page directly.

The event was announced on Facebook last week and over 600 people are interested already, so we’re expecting tickets to sell really quickly.

Don’t miss out, purchase your tickets online today. It’s just £1 for adults and free for under 16s. You can also get your tickets from Fleetwood Town’s ticket office, and parents will be able to buy them directly from the schools listed above.

We have lots of exciting surprises to announce in the lead up to the event, so keep your eyes peeled.

Love Fleetwood’s Big Christmas Singalong is taking place on Thursday 19 December from 6-8pm at Highbury Stadium. We look forward to seeing the community getting together to spread some Christmas cheer.

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