VIDEO: Phones light up for Harrogate at Christmas

VIDEO: Phones light up for Harrogate at Christmas

Published at 7:24pm 11th September 2015. (Updated at 7:28pm 11th September 2015)

Businesses in Harrogate have dug deeper than ever to support this year's Christmas lights.

An all-day appeal on Stray FM has raised nearly £28,000 and more donations are expected to come in.

The fundraising total includes over £10,000 from Harrogate Borough Council.

The idea started when a lack of money threatened the town's festive decorations.

Simon Cotton and John Fox, from the Harrogate at Christmas group, joined Will Smith in the studio to thank everyone who donated money: