Weston village student raises thousands for charity from Christmas lights display

Graham Witter, aged 20, who is a BA (Hons) Business Management student at Manchester Metropolitan University (Cheshire Campus), setup hundreds of Christmas lights where he lives at Carters Green Cottage in Weston to raise money for charity.

His Christmas light display took place every evening from the 1st to 28th December 2014.

The display covered farm buildings and their adjacent yard and contained a combination of rope lights, LED lights, animated 3D figures, 3D inflatables, along with background Christmas music.

There was even a small wooden Santa’s Grotto with ramp access.

He raised £1,000 in 2013 and in 2014 he raised the amazing total of £5,720.

For the second year running all the money has gone to The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice, who provide respite care for his teenage sister Jessica.

Graham said:
“I am amazed by the amount I’ve raised and cannot thank people enough for visiting my display.
The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice supports many families across Cheshire and Staffordshire and the money will go towards the £2.5 million the hospice needs each year to remain open.
I look forward to seeing everybody this year for a bigger and better display!”

By Jonathan White

Nikki Wrench from The Donna Louise Childrens Hospice receives the cheque from Graham Witter

Nikki Wrench from The Donna Louise Childrens Hospice receives the cheque from Graham Witter