A local family whose spectacular annual Christmas lighting display has become something of visitor attraction in recent years will be holding their annual ‘switch on’ on Friday, December 1 at 6pm.
For the last five years, Dee and Christine Moore of Templar Way in Brayton have been transforming their home and garden into a winter wonderland to raise funds for the Special Care Baby Unit at York Hospital. Their hugely popular annual Christmas light switch on events have been known to draw crowds of more than 200 people and last year’s raised more than £2,800 for the good cause. This year’s event will be attended by Santa himself, and Cafe Maison Express will be offering festive refreshments. Christine said: “Throughout November, while most of us are rushing home after a busy day, turning up the heating and cosying up on the sofa, my husband can be found soaking wet through, freezing cold, up a ladder in the trees or on his hands and knees, outside in the garden. He spends hours turning our garden into a magical winter wonderland that lights up the whole street. He loves to see the look on people’s faces - young and old - when they drive down the street and see his amazing Christmas lights.”
Anyone who would like to find out more or support Dee and Christine’s charity fundraising mission, can visit their ‘Templar Way Christmas Lights’ Facebook page. (23-11-402 SU)