Josh Liddall from Braunton has put up lights in Chestnut Close for the fourth year running and is raising money for Children’s Hospice South West
A Braunton teenager who has made a name for his Christmas lights displays says this year is the biggest yet.
Josh Liddall, 18, has created stunning and intricate ‘winter wonderland’ themed displays on his grandparents or parents houses at Chestnut Close for the past four years.
He says he has toured the area and his display is one of the biggest he has seen.
The first two years raised money for the Chemotherapy Appeal, in memory of Josh’s grandfather and his dad’s dad, while this year he hopes to raise at least £1,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.
He said: “I had a friend who spent time at the hospice before she passed away, so it’s another charity that has touched our family.”
It takes about three months to plan and install his displays, this year helped by friend Callum Ebbage, and Josh estimates there are about 100,000 lights in his 2016 display.
He added: “I like the building side of it and seeing my own creations come to life and also seeing the happy smiling faces of the local children.”
Josh, who works part time at Air Extreme in Barnstaple, said fundraising was well underway and someone had kindly made a £50 anonymous donation on his Just Giving page.
People are invited to come and see the display at 5 Chestnut Close and make a donation to the hospice if they wish. Or donate online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chestnutclose