Meet the Committee

Wickford volunteers work year-round to ensure our town’s Christmas lights display and street market take place. Tasks range from council paperwork, stall allocation and logistics to keeping track of funds, scheduling entertainment and preparing promotional material such as our programme and social media. Without them Wickford would have no Christmas lights display or event.

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Name: Eunice Brockman

WAC role: Chair and organising entertainment

Day job: Company director/consultant

How long have you lived in Wickford? 16 years

What do you love most about Christmas? Food and drink, and seeing my family

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Name: Graham Bradley

WAC role: Treasurer/event site supervisor

Day job: Project manager in telecoms

How long have you lived in Wickford? 42 years

What do you love most about Christmas? Food and drink!

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Name: Danielle Hunt

WAC role: Exhibitions manager

Day job: Director of a POS manufacturer

How long have you lived in Wickford? All my life!

What do you love most about Christmas? The Christmas spirit…and mulled wine

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Name: Alan Ball

WAC role: Council liaison and event site supervisor

Day job: Work for BT

How long have you lived in Wickford? 50 years

What do you love most about Christmas? Getting everyone together

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Name: Linda Hopkins

WAC role: Volunteer organiser and secretary

Day job: I retired early. I'm now able to help with school runs, childcare and act as social and financial director for my mum who has vascular dementia as well as doing the things I love.

How long have you lived in Wickford? I moved to Wickford in February 2016 from South London so I would be near my daughter and her family.

What do you love most about Christmas? I love spending time with my family at Christmas. And the Doctor Who special!

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Name: Maria Cooper

WAC role: Council liaison, general communication, and sponsorship

Day job: Retired now, previous job in marketing for Lakeside Shopping Centre.

How long have you lived in Wickford? Three years.

What do you love most about Christmas? Christmas songs and carols, and best of all the laughter and fun with my family at the table during Christmas dinner.

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Name: David Harrison

WAC role: Programme preparation

Day job: Retired

How long have you lived in Wickford? 48 years

What do you love most about Christmas? Enjoying it!

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Name: Amanda Greenwood

WAC role: Social media and website

Day job: Business travel journalist

How long have you lived in Wickford? All my life

What do you love most about Christmas? Definitely all about food, family and friends! Christmas ham, pigs in blankets, lots of chocolate, Baileys…

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Name: Amy Langmead

WAC role: I support the committee and event with the entertainment and production management.

Day job: I am myself a professional entertainer; I do this solo, in a duo and I have my own band (that you will see perform on the day of the event). We perform at weddings and corporate events locally, in London and even internationally. Such good fun!

I also own and run Pink Vanilla Events, an event and entertainment planning company. As well as planning private events we have our own such as the renowned ‘Pink Stilleto Nights’ and our newest addition of ‘Tipsy Tea Parties’.

How long have you lived in Wickford? I’ve lived here since I was a young teenager, I say as I reminisce of the days of Bubbles bar!

What do you love most about Christmas? EVERYTHING! I should have been brought up in the North Pole as an elf!

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Name: Michael Stapleton

WAC role: Business liaison

Day job: Owner of Michael Frank Jewellers

What do you love most about Christmas? Christmas is one of my favourite times of year and my enthusiasm for the festive season is catching! I love Christmas decorating and being with my family.


Want to do your bit and join our committee?

You might be a great salesperson who could help generate sponsorship from local businesses or you might be an enthusiastic fundraiser. Let us know what you could bring to the team!

We meet monthly on a weeknight and more often closer to the build-up to the street fair.

Get in touch! Email info@wickfordatchristmas.co.uk.