Homemade festive display raises hundreds of pounds for air ambulance

Fundraising Christmas lights for the East Anglian Air Ambulance by Carl Colyer.

Fundraising Christmas lights for the East Anglian Air Ambulance by Carl Colyer.

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A festive fan who has illuminated his home with Christmas lights has raised hundreds of pounds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Carl Colyer, of Clophill, has been supporting the lifesaving charity for five years through his cheery home festive display.

Fundraising Christmas lights for the East Anglian Air Ambulance by Carl Colyer.

Fundraising Christmas lights for the East Anglian Air Ambulance by Carl Colyer.

The lights have been so popular this year that more than 80 people attended the lights switch-on.

Carl, who spends up to six weeks decking the outside of his house with lights, has also built a postbox to collect donations for the air ambulance service, which has raised more than £300 since he started, and a fantastic £182 so far this year.

The seasonal display, including a snow machine and inflatable reindeers, will be lighting up Readshill until January 3.

Beds fundraising manager for the air ambulance Kay Marter said: “We are delighted that Carl has continued to support the East Anglian Air Ambulance over the last five years with his fantastic display of Christmas lights.

“The lights are a brilliant way to bring the neighbourhood together to watch a lovely display and we greatly appreciate the support and effort that Carl puts in every year.”

For more information on the work of the air ambulance visit www.eaaa.org.uk