AN ELABORATE Christmas light display in South Cerney will be switched on tomorrow evening in memory of a beloved grandmother.

The Wearing family have once again transformed their home into a winter wonderland for the ninth year running in aid of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice in Cheltenham, whose staff cared for their grandmother Sandra in her final days.

This impressive display, which can be found in Beverstone Road in South Cerney, will be lit up for residents to enjoy between 4.30pm and 8pm everyday, starting tomorrow, Friday, December 1 until New Year’s Day. 

Donations for the hospice are welcomed.

Since its unveiling in 2014, the family’s collection of dazzling decorations has raised more than £5,000 for the charity to help ensure patients receive the best possible palliative care.

This year, visitors will be treated to a colourful festive scene, which includes 57 festive silhouettes, 11 inflatables, seven sets of twinkly lights, eight sets of icicle lights, a kaleidoscope projecting Christmas patterns, 32 3D items including a train, 3D snowman, Father Christmas, an elf and will also feature a festive dachshund.

Several new exciting items have been added to the family's extensive decoration collection this year, including an acrylic skiing reindeer.

Sandra's daughter Debbie said: “Every year we go on a shopping trip for new additions – it’s a bit of a yearly tradition. 

"Our newbies include a fluffy dog, snowman and polar bear, a multicoloured reindeer, a sleigh with two reindeer, an acrylic skiing reindeer and other acrylic figures.

“We do this every year because raising money for Sue Ryder’s Leckhampton Court Hospice is important to us. 

"Although mum was only at the hospice for a short time, we received some amazing support.

“Local children are already excited watching the progress of the lights going up and seeing the joy on their faces makes us happy!”

Alysia Cameron-Price, community fundraising manager at the hospice, said: “I would like to say a huge thank you the Wearing family for their continued support.

"In addition to creating happy memories for local families with their fantastic display, the vital funds raised by it means we can continue to provide care to people when they need it the most.”