THE person who will have the honour of lighting up Salisbury has been chosen.

Molly Fisher, who is the trustee for homelessness, loneliness, isolation and poverty alleviation charity Encircles, has been selected to switch on the city's Christmas lights.

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Salisbury City Council gave people the opportunity to "nominate a deserving person or group who’ve made a positive difference to their community" to switch on the city’s lights.

The nominations were then sifted through, before a final decision was made by Mayor, Councillor John Walsh.

Molly was picked for her hard work at Encircles.

Salisbury Journal:

She takes time out of her day to provide food for low income families and the homeless asking for nothing in return and free of charge.

Her nomination read: "Molly works tirelessly for Encircles who deal with the homeless in Salisbury. She is in her late 70’s and also runs her own business! This is so deserving for her and I certainly feel she should get some recognition for all the very hard work she does.

"She has been leading the fight for homeless people in Salisbury. Making sure they get a hot meal each day and helping the more vulnerable ones into safe accommodation.

Salisbury Journal:

"She has done a cracking job to feed and help the homeless. She will spend most of her time to help these people in dire situation. She’s got a wonderful team behind her."

Salisbury’s Christmas Lights Switch On will take place this Thursday in the Market Place.