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Major Christmas lights display at 4 Royston Drive. Money raised will go to Brooke Lawrence this year

Major Christmas lights display at 4 Royston Drive. Money raised will go to Brooke Lawrence this year. - Credit: Gregg Brown

An Ipswich family have flipped the switch on their popular Christmas lights display, which is set to raise hundreds of pounds for a good cause.

Major Christmas lights display at 4 Royston Drive. Money raised will go to Brooke Lawrence this year

Major Christmas lights display at 4 Royston Drive. Money raised will go to Brooke Lawrence this year. - Credit: Gregg Brown

In addition to the hundreds of twinkling lights and traditional Christmas characters outside Dina-Lee Brown’s home in Royston Drive, there is also a video projection forming part of this year’s arrangement.

It was put together by the mother-of-one’s partner Mike Howe and her brother Levi Littlewood.

Dina, 32, said: “We have been doing this for six years and it just gets bigger and bigger.”

Last year the lights raised more than £800 for Mason’s Magic. It was the first time the lights had been used to raise charity funds.


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This Christmas it will be in aid of the Brooke’s Wish To Walk appeal, which raises funds to get vital aftercare and physio for Ipswich youngster Brooke Lawrance, who suffers from cerebral palsy.

Two years ago Brooke underwent pioneering surgery to help her walk unaided, but still needs treatment for that to become a reality.

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Brooke’s mum Sarah said: “We’re so chuffed that she chose Brooke’s charity this year.

“Dina and her partner are an amazing couple and we are so grateful, it really does mean the world to us.

“We’ve been to see the house and you can see so much effort they both have put into this, its going to look fantastic.”

Miss Brown said the charity appeal had already got off to a good start, with £105 being raised before the lights were even switched on.

Do you decorate your house for Christmas? Or do you know a house which is decked out for the festive season?

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