Festive supporters from all over London and Surrey have been decking their houses with Christmas decorations to fundraise for Shooting Star Chase – and the results are simply stunning!
Jason Hoban and his wife Lisa have been decorating their house in Longford Avenue in Bedfont for the past 25 years and 2016 is no different. Affectionately known in the local community as the House O Christmas, this year they’ve turned their west London home into a magical Christmas walkabout which includes a red sleigh and reindeer, a light-up snowman and a virtual Santa. The family are collecting donations for Shooting Star Chase – a charity close to their hearts after losing their son to a terminal illness – and for the Jaden Cornelious Foundation.
A Sunbury couple who have been decorating their house in Green Street every Christmas for 16 years, this year turned their festive display into a fundraiser for Shooting Star Chase. Tracey Lonsdale and her husbands, Steven, spent five days decorating their house and garden with thousands of Christmas lights, reindeers, Santa’s sleigh and an arch. The couple’s daughter, Katherine, set up a Just Giving page when guests kept “asking if they can donate to a good cause to say thank you for the joy the house brings.” The display, known as The Christmas House, costs thousands of pounds, a new decoration is added each year.Donate via the couple’ fundraising page for more details or text TCHS85 £5 to 70070 to donate £5.
Gail Whattingham on Greenfield Road in Farnham has decorated her house for the 22nd year this Christmas and she is a long-term supporter of our Guildford-based hospice, Christopher’s. The lights were switched on to lots of cheers on 10th December after kind donations from a crowd funding page and a local fundraising group funded the equipment and a local roofer rigged the display. Gail’s sparkly scene featured in the Farnham Herald, Surrey and Hants News and on BBC Radio Surrey and you can donate via her fundraising page.
A huge thank you to all of our supporters scattering some festive magic in their neighbourhoods while raising money to give children with life-limiting conditions, and their families, a Christmas to remember. May your Christmas be as merry and bright as your houses!