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Lighting up Allington Halloween display raises hundreds for Heart of Kent Hospice

A spooktacular lights show has raised hundreds of pounds for a cause close to the organisers' hearts.

Lighting up Allington has been staging Halloween and Christmas lights shows since 2015, to raise money for Heart of Kent Hospice.

Around 2,000 lights dazzled crowds at Lighting up Allington's Castle Road home, with Halloween shows held between Saturday and Tuesday, October 28 to 31.

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Picture: Lighting up Allington
Picture: Lighting up Allington

Thanks to donations from the public, around £200 was raised for the Aylesford charity, which cares for more than 1,000 people every year.

Stevie Adams, who runs the shows with partner John Walker, said: "It's been a fantastic few days. We've had hundreds of people show up to watch, including our local Friends that Run running club, who popped by in fancy dress!

"What's been really nice is the people who have stopped by for a chat and to say how much they appreciate all the work we've put in for it.

"The kids are the ones who make it so great, so we'd like to thank all of them for making the effort to come along in fancy dress. If it wasn't for them, the shows wouldn't be such a success."

The annual events were inspired by Mr Walker's godmother, Barbara Burt, who was treated by Heart of Kent Hospice towards the end of her life.

The couple are already planning their Christmas show, which is set to be even bigger and brighter than previous years, and is sure to add a festive sparkle into even the biggest Scrooge's eye.

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