Dagenham Frozen lights raise £14,000 for burns charity
PUBLISHED: 10:16 17 February 2015 | UPDATED: 10:45 17 February 2015
A spectacular Frozen themed lights display which made headlines around the world raised a whopping £14,355.40 for charity.
Andy McNab presented a cheque to burns survivors and staff at the Children’s Burn Club on Sunday.
The father-of-five raised the huge sum after convincing four of his neighbours in Lowry Road, Dagenham, to join him in covering their houses with 15,000 fairy lights in the run up to Christmas.
Andy, 47, says he has been “blown away” by the support and generosity he has experienced.
“Because it was Frozen themed we got lots of people coming down to have a look at it,” he said.
“But the amount raised was unbelievable and well above all of our expectations. It has been totally overwhelming.”
Andy’s mesmorising display was visible from the sky and gained column inches as far away as Singapore and Lithuania, while TV crews from BBC Breakfast and Good Morning Britain also featured his incredible efforts.
“They say build it and they will come and they certainly did,” Andy joked. “Hopefully we can make the display even bigger and better this year - and raise even more for charity.”
The Children’s Burn Club, based in Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, offers support to young burn survivors to help them come to terms with burn trauma and altered body image.
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