Tony up in lights for festive charity effort

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A SCARBOROUGH man has proved to be a real festive leading light – after transforming his home into a winter wonderland!

Tony Baker has adorned his Seaview Crescent abode with thousands of flashing and twinkling treats to brighten up the area in the run up to Christmas Day.

Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114732'23/11/11

Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114732'23/11/11

Snowmen, reindeers, and even Santa taking a ride on his sleigh form part of the mammoth display, with Mr Baker also telling the Evening News he was hoping to install speakers to play Christmas carols.

However, Mr Baker, 60, revealed another more poignant reason for putting on his great lights show as it will work as a fundraiser for a charity very close to his heart.

Mr Baker, originally from Spalding, in Lincolnshire, said his Christmas show would be raising money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance after the charity helped his wife and daughter when they were involved in an accident.

He said: “This is the first time we have set something up like this in Scarborough.

“The charity is very personal to us because of the help they gave and we are hoping to raise a lot for them from donations for the lights.

“People have been so positive and the children who live nearby come down regularly to look at it and see what has been added.

“We have even had artificial trees donated to us and they are now on display too.

“Obviously this will benefit the charity but it is also good for the youngsters because they love to see the lights.”