B&Q Shamed By Melksham Christmas Lights
15 December 2014, 13:28
B&Q are in trouble in Melksham - for not donating enough to a Christmas charity lights display.
Over the last fifteen years - Alex Goodhind covers his home in 200 thousand lights for a charity Christmas display dedicated to his late mum.
Gill Goodhind spent her last few days in Dorothy's House Hospice who cared for her when she had cancer.
Every year the 1 Longford Road display funds around £8 -10 thousand pounds for the charity.
This year B&Q used photos of the festive lights in a national newspaper advert - and an online petition was set up after didn't donate.
Now the chain has handed over 8 thousand pounds - but local Councillor Jon Hubbard is telling Heart it's not good enough.
"If they think we are going away, they are sadly mistaken. The petition calls for B&Q to match-fund whatever is raised.
"They donated £8,000 because that is roughly the figure the display raises each year. But we want them to agree to match fund and then we can go all out to collect more donations.
Cllr Jon Hubbard continues to say that he calls this 'initial payment' that shows they accept their moral responsibility that they used someone else's work to advertise their own products.
You can visit the Just Giving donation page to see the latest running total.