Torbay starts to sparkle in festive competition

Hotel exterior

The Templestowe - Credit: Majestic

Entries have already startled to flow for the Torbay Sparkles Christmas competition.

The Torbay Weekly has teamed up with the Torquay Town Centre Partnership and the Sunrise and Tormohun Rotary clubs to bring some festive cheer to the Bay.

People are being asked to brighten up their properties with lots of Christmas decorations and raise money for Rowcroft Hospice at the same time.

The competition will be split into different categories with cups and certificates to be won which will all be presented at a special festive gathering at Torquay's Templestowe Hotel which is owned by competition sponsors Majestic Holidays.

The Town Centre Partnership is already responsible for the town's Christmas illuminations, while the Rotary clubs ensure Santa takes up residence his Fleet Walk grotto with the strictest Covid safety guidelines in place.

The main men behind the competition are lights and carnival supremoes Steve Holdup and Mike  Bailey.

Steve says: "The entries are already coming in at a reasonable rate."

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Once you've lit up your property, you can enter by filling out the form here, including a  cheque for the relevant entry fee and made out to Rowcroft Hospice and send it to Steve Holdup at Chapel Hill House, 5 Glencarnock Close, Torquay TQ1 4DQ, or to Mike Bailey, at 32 Shirburn Road, Torquay, TQ1 3JL. Or you can drop the entry off to the Torbay Weekly offices at Unit 6, Tor Hill House, Torquay, TQ2 5QW. The areas covered will be in TQ1 to TQ5 areas in Torbay .For any queries please contact Steve on 07979 533 845.