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

A South Cheshire student raised almost £6,000 for a hospice with a cottage Christmas lights display!

And Graham Witter’s efforts will be lighting up the faces of poorly youngsters being cared for at Donna Louise Hospice.

Graham, 20, a BA (Hons) Business Management student at Manchester Metropolitan University (Cheshire Campus), set up hundreds of Christmas lights where he lives at Carters Green Cottage in Weston to raise money.

His Christmas light display took place every evening from December 1 to 28.

The display covered farm buildings and their adjacent yard and included 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.

In total he raised an amazing total of £5,720.

For the second year running all the money has gone to The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice, which has provided 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!”

(Graham presents a cheque to Nikki Wrench from Donna Louise Hospice. Picture courtesy of Jonathan White)

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