Bradley Stoke Christmas lights raise funds for hospice rebuild

Photo of the Christmas lights at 10 Watch Elm Close.

The owners of a house in Watch Elm Close, Bradley Stoke, are hoping their extravagant Christmas lights display will raise more than £2,000 towards the St Peter’s Hospice ‘Room to Care’ appeal.

Mike Checkley and Terry James have decorated the outside of their home with a spectacular light show that incorporates around 25,000 individual bulbs.

The display has grown from just a single Christmas tree seven years ago to what must now be one of the largest in the area. Additions this year include over 40 new illuminated silhouettes, including baubles, stars and snowflakes, a snowman and three new Santa figures.

Setting up this year’s display took around four weeks, with Mike and Terry calling in their window cleaner to help with the enormous task.

The display covers the whole of the house and there are also illuminated Christmas trees behind many of the windows. The garden contains a number of lit obelisks and there are lights draped over many of the shrubs and hedges. The lights also extend to the converted garage, where Santa and his reindeer can be seen on the roof.

The display will be powered up every night, between 5pm and 9.30pm, until Tuesday 2nd January 2018. Anyone visiting the display may leave a donation in a collecting bucket positioned on the drive of the property.

Donations can also be made online via a MyDonate page: Mike, Terry and Eddie’s Christmas Lights 2017

• The postcode of the property is BS32 8AN [map] and it is located opposite the Long Close junction.

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