Karl lights up funds tally for Andi’s trust

Karl Beetson presents money to Lin Bull, on behalf of the Andi Bull Cancer Trust after raising it through his annual Christmas lights display.
Karl Beetson presents money to Lin Bull, on behalf of the Andi Bull Cancer Trust after raising it through his annual Christmas lights display.

Money raised at an annual Christmas lights display has been donated to a charity which supports people with cancer.

A total of £1,740 was raised from donations made at Karl Beetson’s annual Christmas lights display at his home in Torrington Road, Wellingborough.

Karl, 23, and his dad Alan have been decorating their home with impressive Christmas lights every December for the last 15 years.

Every year they choose a charity to support and they urge visitors to make a donation. This year they supported the Andi Bull Cancer Trust.

Andi Bull, who lived around the corner from the Beetsons’ home, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in September 2006. He set up his charity before his death in November 2010.

Since then the trust has raised more than £35,000 to support young people with cancer. Money has been used to provide hospitals with televisions, DVD players, DVD libraries, digital TV reception and internet access. Patients have also received personal equipment such as laptops.

Karl said: “We were delighted to be able to make the donation to the charity. It’s good to support a local good cause, but when the charity is only based around the corner it makes it more special.”

For further details about the trust visit the website www.andibull.org.uk.