Cash boost for festive lights

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Langley Mill’s McDonalds has donated a whopping £2,000 for the Christmas illuminations in the town for the second year.

The money was given to Langley Mill and Aldercar Parish Council to help pay for this year’s Christmas lights, which have cost £8,000.

The blue solar powered lights are strung up and wrapped around trees throughout Langley Mill and are eco-friendly.

A cheque was presented last week by McDonald’s Franchisee Ken Hair to Langley Mill Parish Council Deputy Chairman Clive Booth and Amber Valley and Aldercar MP Nigel Mills.

Mr Hair said the restaurant was pleased to be getting involved in the local community and hoped to do even more in the new year.

He added: “We are very happy to support local initiatives and community projects which generate a sense of pride and goodwill.

“We have plans to extend our reach even further in 2015 by engaging with local students and offering interview skills and techniques as they look for employment.”

The McDonalds on Station Road will be investing in the latest digital technology in the new year which will create more jobs in the area and could turn the restaurant into a training hub for future employees.

The restaurant is also currently looking to help with plans for the provision of two all-weather cricket surfaces at Langley Mill Cricket Club.