Big hearted local man David Robinson from Station Road Winsford switched on his spectacular Christmas display Tuesday 8th December in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.
For 15 years married granddad of four has been decorating his house with an array of festive themed lights, which include luminous reindeers and snowmen, a hologram of Santa in the window and a two meter electric Christmas candle. With the help of his Brother-in-Law Melvyn, the two spend three days putting up the decorations and then it takes a week to check the lights.
David said “It all started about 10 years ago when I discovered money had been thrown over the fence, at that point I decided to choose a charity for local people to donate too. St Luke’s is close to my heart as a number of my friends received care and support from the Hospice.”
Bowls enthusiast, David added, “The local community have helped raise £2,600 for St Luke’s over the years and I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone for all their kind words about the display and for donating to such a great cause.”
In previous years David, as well as donating to St Luke’s, has donated to Prostate Cancer and the Guide Dogs Association.
David added “It’s a magical experience for the grandchildren but also to the families who come and see the lights. I try to alter things each year but I usually envision what I want to create and make it happen but it’s all a bit of fun.”
“What I enjoy most off all about decorating my house is the people and seeing their reactions, once the lights are up, people will start waving at the hologram Santa in the top window and papping their horns when driving past the house.”
“The biggest challenge when putting up the lights has to be the weather, the wind and rain made it extremely difficult this year but we got there in the end.”
David’s four year old grandson, Jake said “granddad’s lights are awesome!”
Angela Slack Corporate and Community Fundraiser said, “We are incredibly grateful to David and the local community for donating to St Luke’s. The Station Road Christmas lights are a well-known tradition in Winsford and St Luke’s are extremely proud to be associated with them. Thank you to everyone.”
St Luke’s Hospice needs to raise £8,600 a day to provide vital care and service for people with life-limiting illness in mid and south Cheshire.
If you would like to know more about fundraising for St Luke’s Hospice please contact Angela Slack on 01606 555697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.