A family from the Cotswolds are making their home shine bright this Christmas with a beautiful light display dedicated to a much loved wife, mother and grandmother, Sandra Wearing.
The dazzling display in South Cerney is put together by Kelvin Wearing, with the help of his family, to raise funds for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice who cared for Sandra.
It’s the sixth year the family have transformed their home in Beverstone Road into a glittering display of goodwill, with more twinkling lights and decorations added each year.
The lights, which are switched on daily from 5pm to 8.30pm, include eight inflatables, 13 reindeers, 74 festive silhouettes, 19 acrylic figures, seven sets of icicle lights, four sets of twinkly lights, a kaleidoscope projecting Christmas patterns, a parachuting Santa, 3D train and a 3D see-saw.
The family spend weeks transforming their home into the Winter Wonderland, and so far have raised £2,135 for the Sue Ryder hospice, which could pay for 112 hours of expert and compassionate palliative care.
Kelvin said: “It takes a lot of planning, but we really enjoy transforming our home into our annual charity Christmas display for the hospice, adding more decorations each year.
“We love seeing people’s faces light up with smiles as they come to see it.”
“My wife Sandra always loved the Christmas lights so for us this seemed the perfect way to raise vital funds for the hospice while doing something in memory of our much loved wife, mum and grandmother at Christmas too.”
“It doesn’t cost anything to visit. All we ask is for a donation to Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, a charity close our family’s hearts.”
Kelvin’s daughter, Debbie Walton, added: “As a family we are incredibly grateful to Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice for everything they did for mum and us too.
“It’s become a Christmas tradition for us, and we hope the local community will come and support us and all those families like ours who need the support of the hospice.”
Elise Hoadley, hospice director at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice said: “This is such a beautiful tribute and a wonderful way to spread joy, while helping our hospice to continue to be there when it matters.
“Everyone here sends their best wishes to Kelvin and his family, with thanks for arranging this growing display each year to support families needing our care.”
Everyone is welcome to visit, and the lights remain on display on Beverstone Road in South Cerney until January 1, 2020, where donations to the Gloucestershire hospice will be gratefully received.