Best ever results for Horsham’s charity Christmas lights

JPCT 090115 S15020220x Theo Comber has a big charity cheque to celebrate money he raised with Christmas lights display -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-150901-163144001

JPCT 090115 S15020220x Theo Comber has a big charity cheque to celebrate money he raised with Christmas lights display -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-150901-163144001

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Donations from local people helped two Christmas lights displays in Horsham to raise more than £1300 for charities between them.

The lights display at Theo Comber’s Rushams Road home raised £694 for the National Autistic Society, and the King family earned £630 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation with their display in Cottingham Avenue.

Both families said the money raised this Christmas period had been their largest total ever.

Theo, 11, organised a grand opening where radio and television personality ‘Diddy’ David Hamilton officially switched the lights on.

Theo said: “Thank you to everyone who has donated and for taking their time to see our display.

“I was really happy with how much we raised and I have already planned on paper our display for this year.”

He also thanked Sussex Lighting, David J Long Electricians, Newbridge Nurseries and B&Q.

The King family thanked the visitors and donators that helped them raise £630.

Carrina King said: “This is the most we have ever achieved and we are grateful for everyone who took time to come out, visit our lights, donate and give us such great feedback on our Christmas light display.”