It’s not a true Preston Christmas now without a trip to see the Tippings family.Advertisement
Mark, his wife Nicola, and their three children turn their family home into a winter wonderland for the festive season.
For the last seven years it’s been lit up for all to see in Valentines Meadow, Cottam, and raised thousands of pounds for charity.
Rosemere Cancer Foundation is one of the charities to have received a share of almost £60,000 over the years.
Scaffolding manager Mark said: “For a lot of people, us included, the festive season now starts when we turn our lights on.
“We always have something new each year to keep the display fresh and interesting. The lights are steady as opposed to flickering and flashing so shouldn’t cause anyone a headache. We are extremely grateful to everyone who comes along.
“It takes quite some effort to get them ready but every donation, even if it’s just a few pence, makes it all worthwhile as all the money is shared between four great local charities.”
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The family have twice been recognised for their work with a Citizenship Award in 2016 and a Point of Light Award in 2015.
Donations for the Tippings efforts can be made via the bucket they have at the house, which is now monitored by CCTV, or online via Virgin Money.
Money raised also goes to Derian House hospice, Preston Headway and the Jordan Grant 18 Memorial Fund.
The lights stay on until Saturday 5 January.
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