Mum hopes display will light up children’s lives

13/12/2011'Ten years old Matilda Sangster and her idea to have her Hemel Hempstead home decorated for charity.

13/12/2011'Ten years old Matilda Sangster and her idea to have her Hemel Hempstead home decorated for charity.

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A MUM hopes to draw a crowd and raise cash for children with severe learning difficulties through her festive display.

Around 8,000 lights make up this Christmas spectacle at Corrina Sangster’s home in Adeyfield, Hemel Hempstead, which comes complete with festive music.

There are synchronised music and light shows at the home in Homefield Road every evening until Thursday, January 5.

And Father Christmas himself will make an appearance this Saturday from 5pm to 9pm. There will also be a tombola and mince pies on offer.

The bearded man will also be dropping in on Christmas Eve from 5pm to 8pm.

Money raised will be split between two causes – Watling View School in St Albans, where Corrina’s two youngest children Archie, nine, and Eliza, seven, are pupils, and Herts Young Carers, a good cause which eldest daughter 10-year-old Matilda, pictured above, volunteers for.

The youngster came up with the fundraising idea, which also means that Archie and Eliza, who have severe autism, can get into the festive spirit.

Corrina, 38, said: “Because of their disability we can’t do things like going into Santa grottos because they don’t like crowds.”

Show times are weekdays and Sundays from 5pm to 9pm and Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 10pm.

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