Fam­ily home lights up Christ­mas again

Grand­par­ents pull out all the stops with dec­o­ra­tions

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Zoe Drewett zoe.drewett@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

CROWDS of fam­i­lies gath­ered to wit­ness the an­nual switch-on of hun­dreds of Christ­mas lights at a house in South Ruis­lip.

Derek and Theresa Brent’s home, in Bide­ford Road, South Ruis­lip, al­ways man­ages to spread fes­tive cheer among neigh­bours and it is Mr Brent’s ded­i­ca­tion to dec­o­rat­ing that is ad­mired by his grow­ing fam­ily.

The 79-year-old still gets his lad­ders out each year to dec­o­rate his home with hun­dreds of lights to raise money for a good cause.

“He dec­o­rates the house at Hal­loween too and all the chil­dren around here love com­ing to have a look,” said his g r a n d d a u g h t e r - i n - l aw Rosie Hughes.

“He has raised more than £4,000 for char­ity through do­ing it ev­ery year and this year again he is rais­ing funds for Can­cer Re­search UK.”

Mr Brent is also a ded­i­cated scout leader, and made sure he fit­ted in the switch-on at 4pm with fam­ily and neigh­bours on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 1, be­fore head­ing off to scouts that evening.

Are you go­ing over the top with your Christ­mas lights this year?

Send a pho­to­graph and we will add you to our pic­ture gal­leries.

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