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Dagenham house adorned with ‘thousands’ of Christmas lights ahead of charity switch-on

PUBLISHED: 15:00 06 December 2019

Keith Torr's Christmas lights. This is the fifth year he's been raising money for St Francis Hospice with the display. Picture: Sandra Rowse.

Keith Torr's Christmas lights. This is the fifth year he's been raising money for St Francis Hospice with the display. Picture: Sandra Rowse.

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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.

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