Couple’s lights raise hundreds for charity

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'Pictured are Angel Sale and Lauren Turner.'15th December 2015

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'Pictured are Angel Sale and Lauren Turner.'15th December 2015

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An annual Christmas light switch-on is once again helping to raise money for charity.

Kathryn and Alan Rice, of 61 Parkside in Lea, turned their festive lights on with the help of some friends in an effort to raise cash for a good cause.

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'Pictured are Angel Sale and Lauren Turner.'15th December 2015

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'Pictured are Angel Sale and Lauren Turner.'15th December 2015

Members of St Christopher’s Church, a local brownie group, family and friends joined them to sing carols which were led by St Christopher’s Church Reverend Peter Hamborg.

Kathryn said: “After tonight’s carol sing-a-long outside the house we raised a healthy £66 and I want to say a big thank you to Unison’s Chorley branch for an amazing cheque for £200. We are now running at £395.17.

“I also want to say thanks to everyone who came along, it was lovely to see them all. Luckily the weather was kind and the atmosphere warm, unlike the mince pies!

“Another big thank you must go to Reverend Pete for providing the backing tracks, carol sheets and buckets full of enthusiasm.”

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'15th December 2015

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'15th December 2015

This year, Alan and Kathryn’s charity is Heartbeat. Heartbeat is a Preston based charity established over 35 years ago. Its purpose is to contribute to a reduction in cardiovascular disease through the delivery of services aimed at existing heart patients and those identified as at risk of developing it. Heartbeat delivers clinical testing, rehabilitation, education, advice, support and training to children, young people and adults across Lancashire.

It is based on the site of Preston North End Football Club and has a bespoke heart centre and seven satellite sites all offering a tailored approach to tackling heart disease with over 700 people taking part every week.

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'15th December 2015

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'15th December 2015

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'15th December 2015

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'15th December 2015

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'15th December 2015

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'15th December 2015

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'Pictured are Kathryn and Alan outside their home.'15th December 2015

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'Pictured are Kathryn and Alan outside their home.'15th December 2015

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'Pictured are Kathryn and Alan with their decorated house.'15th December 2015

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'Pictured are Kathryn and Alan with their decorated house.'15th December 2015

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'Pictured are Kathryn and Alan at their home.'15th December 2015

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'Pictured are Kathryn and Alan at their home.'15th December 2015

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'15th December 2015

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'15th December 2015

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'Pictured are Lisa Riding fundraiser for Heartbeat with Revd Peter Hamborg vicar of Emmanuel Preston and St Christopher's Lea.'15th December 2015

Kathryn and Alan Rice light up their house at 61 Parkside in Lea every year in aid of charity, this year its Heartbeat.'St Christopher's Church Revd Peter Hamborg led the carols as neighbours and friends enjoyed the switch on.'Pictured are Lisa Riding fundraiser for Heartbeat with Revd Peter Hamborg vicar of Emmanuel Preston and St Christopher's Lea.'15th December 2015