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18th Jan, 2022

Great-grandmother covers Redditch home in Christmas lights for Macmillan

Harry Leach 18th Dec, 2020

A GREAT-grandmother has covered her Redditch home in Christmas lights to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Barbara Jones, also known as Nana Moon, said her festive illuminations on Johnson Close will remain switched on between 4pm and 10pm every day over the festive period.

The grandmother-of-fourteen, and great-grandmother-of-four, is raising cash for the cancer charity on behalf of inspirational woman Lizzie Tovey.

Lizzie, also from Redditch, was diagnosed with an aggressive inflammatory triple negative breast cancer in February 2020.

And despite going through chemotherapy at the time, she still bravely managed to complete the London Virtual Marathon with her friends in October.

Barbara, aged 67, said she couldn’t think of a better choice of charity to support after hearing Lizzie’s story and seeing her doing the marathon.

“I hope the money raised will go towards helping more people living with cancer across the county,” she said.

This will be Nana Moon’s fourth year of lighting up Johnson Close with her festive display.

In keeping with the Christmas theme, she has put a post box at the end of the gate for people to put donations in.

Kate Thomas, Macmillan fundraising manager, said: “We can’t thank Barbara enough for raising money for Macmillan during the pandemic when our income has dropped but our support is needed more than ever before.”

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