Cottam family’s Christmas lights raised thousands for charity

Posted on - 12th January, 2019 - 11:44am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Cottam, Ingol, Preston News
Ho ho ho! At the Tippings

The family behind the Christmas lights display that dazzles Preston each year have thanked generous visitors.


Valentine’s Meadow in Cottam is turned into a winter wonderland by the Tipping family.

A total of £11,060 was raised by the family by the Christmas lights and donations for completing the Manchester half marathon.

The lights themselves raised £8,700 from the donation bucket out the front of the family home and the online fundraiser.

This takes the total raised by the Tipping family to £67,265 over the last seven years.

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Four charities receive a share of the money, they are the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, Derian House hospice, Preston Headway and the Jordan Grant 18 Memorial Fund.

Mark Tipping said: “We would just like to thank all those people that supported us and those that made some very generous charity donations

“We hope you all have a fantastic year and hope to see you all in again in December this year.

“Hopefully next year we will be having more visits from frosty the snowman and an elf.”

Mark Tipping and family
Mark Tipping and family

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