I WOULD like to place on record the thanks of the Christmas Lights Committee to those businesses and people who have contributed to the 2012 lights displays in our towns and to Fitzwilliam CIC and the two town councils.Without this support there would be no Christmas Lights in Malton or Norton.

The following businesses have donated electricity to power lights in their streets: McClarrons Ltd, The Yard, Boulton Cooper Stephenson, The Hidden Monkey, J Anderson & Son, Hardcastle France, R Yates Cycles, White & Hoggard, The Cross Keys and Boyes.

Thanks also to the businesses who have donated cash towards the costs of the lights: BATA, Boulton Cooper Stephenson, Westlers, Bright Steels, Eden Camp, Crombie Wilkinson, McClarrons and Tate Smiths.

The following stores had collection boxes towards the lights and we thank their customers for their generosity: Boyes, £7.58, Linton Pet Shop, £8.67, Yorkshire Trading, £15.56 and Morrisons, £61.45.

DENYS TOWNSEND, Treasurer on behalf of the committee