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PremierLeague-News.Com- The couple have raised £50,000 for charity in the past ten years
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! It's that festive time of year again and usually, you'll be starting to think about switching on the Christmas lights. However, you might be a bit cautious about turning on the lights this year due to the rising energy costs. One couple in Cambridgeshire has not let this put a dampener on their Christmas spirit and has simply said they will be "taking the hit" of the rising costs this year. Helen and John Attlesey have decorated their house in Soham every year for a decade to raise money for three charities that helped their grandson Jacob recover from a serious form of epilepsy. The couple raises money for East Anglia Children’s Hospices, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Dreamflight. Over the past 10 years, they have raised around 50 thousand pounds for the three charities. READ MORE: Christmas fair selling only Cambridge-made gifts coming to historic museum John said: "Our grandson Jacob - at the age of six he got epilepsy and it was terminal, the doctors said he would only last about three years. But then Great Ormand Street did an operation that saved his life. We've raised around £50,000 in the 10 years that we have been doing the lights and it's all divided between the three charities that helped him. " They've decorated their house for the past ten years (Image: Cambridge News) John explained that they "don't yet know" how much their energy bill will have increased this year but they never considered not putting up the lights this year.
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." Helen added: "We have all the decorations anyways, so either they stay in storage or you get them out and use them." Among the decorations are colourful silhouettes, an inflatable Father Christmas and light-up reindeer. They also decorate several trees outside and have a Christmas arch where, Helen explained, lots of people are taking pictures. The couple put up all the lights themselves and start the fantastic display in September. They used to have a big switch on but since the Covid pandemic they turn them on when they're ready so that people don't gather in big crowds. People travel far and wide to visit the fantastic winter wonderland in their garden. If you want to visit you can find the house at 74 Julius Martin Ln, Soham. Make sure you leave a donation to the charities that helped Helen and John's grandson. READ NEXT: Peterborough Cathedral lit up during its spectacular sound and light show Budget for Christmas celebrations in Peterborough more than halved for 2022 Most parents say they will spend less on Christmas this year amid cost of living crisis Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour to return for 2022 with hopes for Cambridgeshire stop Cambridge voted 'most beautiful' place for a 'magical winter vacation'