Most towns and villages have at least one or two houses that go that extra mile and are covered in Christmas lights and decorations at this time of the year. These festive scenes may not be a good for the carbon footprint but they bring joy to many, especially children, and many will raise money for worthwhile causes.
For many years Gwyn Price has been turning his home into a winter wonderland but this will be the last time he puts the lights up at his Kempton Avenue home in Bobblestock, Hereford. Price, 52, has just got married and will moving out of the house he shares with his mother but he hopes his final display will be a big success. The display will also help raise money for the Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes wigs for children who have suffered hair loss through cancer treatment.
“It’s a local charity who we read about in the Hereford Times and thought we’d like to help,” said Mr Price, “We’ve got a Thomas the Tank Engine, Santa’s grotto, Snow White and the dragon from Shrek. We just enjoy doing it and the people who see it enjoy the display too.” Over the years Price has raised £8,000 for cancer charity CLIC Sargent and said he would like to thank everyone who donated. Mr Price will be selling off the display after Christmas with all proceeds going to the Princesses Trust.
The Belgravia Centre will be sponsoring and supporting The Little Princess Trust and would be grateful if you could help in any way that you can to support the charity. If you are unable to get to Bobblestock to see the display and would like to make a donation, just visit the charity’s website: www.littleprincesses.org.uk