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.
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.”
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.