Dagenham house adorned with 'thousands' of Christmas lights ahead of charity switch-on
PUBLISHED: 15:00 06 December 2019
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A house on Dagenham's Stockdale Road has been covered with "thousands" of Christmas lights to support a hospice.
Keith Torr, 57, puts up the display with his 25-year-old son Jamie and hosts a switch-on event in support of Saint Francis Hospice.
The charity supports people with life-limiting illnesses and their families free of charge.
"I do it for the hospice because they need as much money as they can get," said Mr Torr.
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"They look after people brilliantly. They give people everything they need."
With a collection amassed over 17 years, Mr Torr estimates he has around 4,500 Christmas lights covering his home.
As well as the stunning display of festive spirit, Mr Torr is hosting a tombola stand, selling raffle tickets and cooking hot dogs.
Mr Torr said he's already sold a lot of raffle tickets ahead of the event and that in four years of the event, he's raised £3,600.
The switch-on and stands will be at 3pm on Saturday, December 7, with all proceeds going to St Francis Hospice.