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Lights tradition in Redditch boosts charity funds

Imogen Buller 21st Jan, 2018

A LIGHT show that has become something of a yearly tradition in Redditch has raised more than £400 to help young people with diabetes.

Every year Darren Mernagh and his family adorn their home in Church Hill North with Christmas lights and ask people to make a charitable donation in exchange for enjoying the display.

This year, at the request of Darren’s 13-year-old daughter Lauren, the family chose to support the countywide charity Paediatric Diabetes Fund which helps children and young adults who have diabetes.

The property on Rush Lane attracted hundreds of spectators throughout the festive period, many of whom contributed to the final £405 total.

“This year we decided to raise money for the Paediatric Diabetes Fund which helps children and young adults who have diabetes. As a family we know of young children and teachers who have a diabetes and we would like to help them in some way,” said Darren.

“The fund enables them to subsidise the cost or pay for a programme of extra-curricular events,which can open up young people’s minds to the fact that they can try and do anything and that diabetes should not stop them doing new activities or stop them considering new challenges.”

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