Hemel Hempstead woman lights up her house to raise money for charity this Christmas

Lighting up for Christmas

By Alex Ross
Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 6:52 am

A woman from Leverstock Green has filled her front garden with Christmas lights to spread some festive cheer and raise money for charity.

Every year, Stephanie Lee lights up her garden in Bartel Close, Leverstock Green, to raise money for charity, and this year she has chosen to raise money for Leverstock Green Village Association.

The 66-year-old said: "This year I have chosen to raise money for Leverstock Green Village Association, who because of the Covid-19 situation are desperate for funds.

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Stephanie lights up her house to raise money for charity this Christmas

"We want to raise as much money as possible for the association, but we know that this is a difficult time for everyone.

"The lights are there for everyone to enjoy and the response we have had from residents has been great.

"We have been doing this for quite a few years, we love seeing people smile when they see the lights.

"There are quite a few older residents that live nearby and they say that their grandchildren love seeing the lights.

Stephanie has lit up her house for Christmas

"I have over 70 individual lights on display, containing many thousands of individual lights, one of the display units actually came from Blackpool illuminations so its quite a impressive display.

"It's been a difficult year so we wanted to make it a bit special for people.

"People can donate at the house, where there will be a tightly secured collection box, or directly to the charity.

"The lights will be on every night now between 5pm and midnight."