11:19AM, Monday 28 November 2011
1 and 2. The Christmas lights were switched on in Maidenhead to the delight of a bumper crowd on Saturday night. Eight-year-old Madison Foxcroft won the chance to flick the switch at the town hall after winning a drawing competition run by Norden Farm.
The band Riser also performed live before the big moment and the night ended with a dazzling display of fireworks from St Ives Road.
3. The festive spirit was high when a fair was held to raise more cash for this year's Poppy Appeal. Members of the RBL's arm in Burnham held a Christmas and craft fair at their headquarters in Gore Road.
Stalls sold everything from seasonal cards, to ornaments, jewellery, books, paintings, while a tombola and raffle proved popular.
4. Former England footballer Dennis Wise rolled back the years when he ran the game at a football fixture to raise awareness for a campaign on Saturday.
The 44-year-old put his boots for the game between officers from Thames Valley Police and a joint team of members from Burnham and Farnham Common youth clubs at Burnham FC.
The game was organised at The Gore to raise awareness of domestic violence towards women - which was marked by International White Ribbon Day across the globe.
5. Vespas and Harley Davidsons were among the 120 motorbikes ridden through Windsor to bring some joy to children on the Broom Farm army estate on Sunday.
Bikers dressed as Santa rode from Legoland in Winkfield Road to deliver Christmas presents to youngsters on the Oakley Green estate as part of the Broom Farm Toy Run, held in aid of the Forces Children's Trust, which helps children in need whose parents have suffered injuries while in the armed forces.
6. The Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service held a fair to raise cash towards its plans for a hospice. Attractions at the town hall on Saturday included stalls and choir singing, helping raise £2,303.
The Royal Borough gave the charity permission to build a children's hospice on land next to Woodlands Park Business Estate in October.
It has so far raised £1.2million towards the project, but needs another £2-3million.
7. Needy children in the Asian country of Nepal will benefit from cash raised at a Christmas bazaar in Slough on Saturday.
The 3rd Slough Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers group organised the event at Slough Baptist Church in Windsor Road to raise funds for their project to support five Nepalese children through their education.
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