Wigan Council have given a special Christmas gift to a local boy, Ben McKenna, who has been collecting lights and lamps for years - a brand new LED street light.
The grandmother of 15 year old Ben had
called the Council to ask where she could buy one of the LED lights that
had been recently installed across the region.
Instead, the kind
folks at the street lighting team decided to wrap up one of the lights
to present to the boy, who was reported to be 'speechless' at the gift.
has loved lights since a very young age, always wanting to go the
lighting section of any supermarket they visited, grandmother Carol
"Most kids wanted sweets, but he was happy with a light bulb."
He had wanted one of the new street lights since he had seen them being fitted.
The light was given free of charge by the Council's suppliers.
has been signed up as the youngest member of the Institute of Lighting
Professionals, and is looking into a career in street lighting.
Council's Technical and Design Officer for street lighting, Chris
Pennington, commented: "He is very knowledgeable and was asking us about
what qualifications he needs to progress. We are delighted to encourage
it in any way."
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