Gretton spectacular Christmas illuminations puts Corby food bank in spotlight

Donations made online or via the bucket collection will go to Corby food banks

A Gretton family whose annual Christmas display was cancelled last year have brought back their colourful lights to raise seasonal spirits and money for a Corby food bank.

Dave and Elaine Clements' home in Clay Lane has been festooned with a host of sparkling illuminations to bring cheer to visitors admiring the decorations.

The nightly show has already raised more than £700 through online fundraising and a bucket donation that will be distributed to Corby food banks supported by the Trussell Trust.

Dave, a project engineer, said: "For nine years we have put on a Christmas light display in the hopes to raise money for different charities.

"Last year's didn't happen due to major subsidence issues on our property but this year we had to do it.

"I lost my mum Betty to Covid this year. We all need cheering up.

"That's what turned it for me. When you see the impact of Covid-19 there has been an increase in the use of food banks nationally."

The Clement's house in Clay Lane - pic by David Fursdon

The family will be donating the money to the food banks run by St Peter and St Andrew Church in Beanfield Avenue and St Columba's in Studfall Avenue.

Their spectacular Christmas display, that includes more than 40 individual items, will run until the end of the year and is on from 4.30pm to 10pm.

The Clements' Christmas lights from a previous year
Sparkling