COULD I please through your paper thank everyone who donated to our annual Christmas lights appeal.

We display lights each year in aid of charity, this time was for research into both cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

The lights were switched on on Friday, December 1 when neighbours and friends gathered on the front, enjoying mulled wine and mince pies.

An amazing £430 has been donated.

Special thanks to an anonymous donor who put a Christmas card through the door with £80.

Also for comments like ‘thank you for your lights they make us smile’.

We have done this for many years for various charities.