TV presenter Anthea Turner, who switched on the Christmas lights at Farnborough's Prince's Mead shopping centre, donated her £1,500 fee to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice at Farnham.

"She is a keen supporter and understands the constant need for funds," said Claire Walker, from the hospice. Our picture shows Claire (second from right) and volunteer Mary Clark receiving the cheque from Martin Myers of Princes Mead and Derek Carr of British Gas (sponsors of the event).

More than £1000 has already been raised in the centre by hospice volunteers manning a specially decorated tree where shoppers can light the lights in memory of a loved one and sign a book of remembrance in return for a donation.