Christmas Lights in Port Talbot Town
Aberavon Rugby Club have been involved in ensuring that the Port Talbot Town Centre celebrates Christmas with festive lights for the past five years.
In 2015, Neath Port Talbot Council announced they were not in a position to supply Christmas Lights to Port Talbot. Aberavon decided that Port Talbot will have Christmas Lights in 2015, and every year since.
There has been many developments over the years; new lights, new areas to decorate, different trees and bigger trees, this is a continual process as we always collect feedback from the community.
With that in mind, supplying, installing, storing and powering the lights come at a costs.
In 2019, local star Michael Sheen helped in raising money for the lights as we were very much in need of new lights. Together, we all raised a substantial amount of money.
2020 was a very difficult time for all, therefore, it was even more important to ensure that festive cheer was created around the community. Due to the efforts of Mr Sheen, Aberavon Rugby Club and the people of Port Talbot, we had enough funds to supply the lights once again. The total amount to fund the Christmas Lights in Port Talbot came in at around £15,000.
Again, Michael Sheen helped with narrating a special poem just for Port Talbot, written by Katie John.
Although Christmas is just under 12-months away, a large amount of funds will need to be secured to ensure that the lights are once again erected in Port Talbot Town.