A festive wonderland has once again been created in a Nuneaton house that aims to spread Christmas cheer and funds for a good cause at the same time.
For more than a decade, Roy and Denise Davenport have transformed their Cromdale Close home into a scintillating festive extravaganza.
This is the fifth year that they’ve added everything from Santas to snowmen, stars to a Christmas tree and even a flag to help raise funds for the Mary Ann Evans Hospice.
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Over the past four years they have raised almost £ 2,000 and they hope to add hundreds more this holiday season.
It takes weeks for the decorations to be installed and Roy explained that their appearance is eagerly awaited in the community.
“People say things like ‘Oh it won’t be long before Christmas starts now’ or they spend most of the time as we add more and more,” he said.
“We have added a few more lights this year, the entire side of the house, as well as the front is now covered.”
On the big start-up day, December 1, Santa Claus came to give candy to the children in the crowd and there was a fireworks display.
Then the Davenports’ granddaughters, Daisy and Lexi Hortons, started the countdown and then officially turned on the lights.
It sparked a chorus of “oohs and ahhs” – and people have moved to marvel at the house every day since.
Due to the pandemic, the Davenports, once again, will not be hosting a cave inside their home.
But they still ask people to donate to the hospice, either by putting the donations in a bucket or contactless through their JustGiving page. here
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