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Collier Row couple entertains residents with festive Christmas lights display

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 December 2018

Pat Gabriel and her husband have put on a Christmas lights display in their garden to raise money for charity.

Pat Gabriel and her husband have put on a Christmas lights display in their garden to raise money for charity.

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A family from Collier Row is raising funds for a meningitis charity with their special Christmas lights display.

Patsy and Will Gabriel from Avelon Road put on an annual Halloween and Christmas lights display and this year they are raising funds for the Meningitis Trust.

“In our bedroom window we’ve got a projector showing an animated Father Christmas waving to people and in our other window we’ve got one of an elf working in Santa’s workshop,” said Patsy.

“It took us about three weeks to get it all set up.

Pat Gabriel and her husband have put on a Christmas lights display in their garden to raise money for charity.Pat Gabriel and her husband have put on a Christmas lights display in their garden to raise money for charity.

“Everyone loves it, we’ve had people of all different ages come to see them.”

Patsy and Will lost their daughter Candy, to meningitis 30 years ago. Since then they have continued to raise funds for the Meningitis Trust.

The charity funds research into vaccines and prevention, and aims to reduce the impact of meningitis by raising awareness about the disease.

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