Tipping family reveal total raised by their Cottam Christmas lights in 12 years

Posted on - 27th January, 2024 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Christmas, Cottam, Ingol, Preston News, Proud Preston
Mark and Nicola Tipping.
Mark and Nicola Tipping

The Tippings Christmas Lights in Cottam were switched off for the final time after 12 years on 4 January.


However, this year they managed to raise £32,315.64, bringing their total to a huge £175,584.29 overall.

The money will be split across four local charities including the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, Derian House, Headway Central Lancashire and Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). 

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The house, in Valentine’s Meadow, Cottam, became a must-see attraction for families over the festive period with people travelling miles to see the lights. 


But the family revealed in December that they would be pulling the plug on the Christmas display due to ‘personal circumstances’.

Mark Tipping said: “We would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has not only supported us this year but over the last 12 years.

“This brings our grand and final Tippings Charity Christmas Lights total to a huge £175,584.2.

“Talk about ending on a high!”

The Tippings’ house lit up for Christmas 2019, with Jacob’s green heart in pride of place Pic: Crispin Robinson
The Tippings’ house lit up for Christmas 2019. Pic: Crispin Robinson

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Fundraising manager at the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, Sue Swire said: “We would just like to thank the Tippings for all their wonderful support over the years. 

“We are incredibly grateful for the difference their lights display has made to the treatment of so many local cancer patients through the projects we have been able to fund through their donations.”

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