Spectacular Dagenham Minions themed light display raises £7k for charity
PUBLISHED: 10:43 19 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:43 19 February 2016
The man behind the biggest lights show in town has finally tallied up the donations – and announced his grand plans for this year.
Lord of the lights Andy McNab created a Minions-themed winter wonderland across six houses in Lowry Road, Dagenham, in December last year, raising £7,470 for charity in the process.
The money has been donated to the Children’s Burns Club – who were very happy to receive the funds.
“They couldn’t believe that much money had been raised by one person in so short a time,” Andy, 48, said.
“And I’m always happy to help them because in my line of work I deal with houses that have been burned.”
Andy was planning on keeping the Minions abuzz throughout January to raise money for flood victims in the North of England – but he ended up going up there himself instead.
“It was devastating,” he explained. “Some people had lost everything – it was like a bereavement for them.”
The granddad-of-six is committed to another festival of light next year – and already has a big idea up his sleeve.
“If it’s possible, I might do a 50 years of Disney show – with each house in the street having a different character,” he said.
“I was going to do Star Wars – but none of my grandkids really know about that and I have to do what they say.”
Andy said he wanted to thank everyone who came, his neighbours and his sponsors – Barclay’s (which gave £2,000), Travis Perkins, Woods Forever, Dan Tully, Jamie Joyce and Selco.
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