By Thomas Wootton
A Christmas lights show by NHS workers living in Horsforth has so far raised nearly £1,500 for charity – far exceeding its initial target of £150.
Kavitha Kirby and her husband decided they wanted to say thank-you to their fellow workers and at the same time raise money for Bradford Hospitals Charity.
This year their Christmas lights show at their house on Lee Lane East had an added twist, with the lights timed to a Christmas track.
Kavitha told Yorkshire Voice: “With the ongoing Covid pandemic, its been a really challenging and difficult year for the community.
“We both had turned 40 this month and had planned a big party, but it had to be cancelled due to Covid.
“We thought the Christmas lights and light show would help cheer up everyone in the community.”
The light shows on Wednesday were well received with claps and cheers from the gathered residents, especially amongst the young children who were seen dancing and singing along.
One local resident said: “ I thought the light show was lovely, it’s nice for everyone to gather together to watch it.
“ My little ones were ecstatic about watching all the lights change to the music, they couldn’t but help dance to it.”
Local resident Helen Macmillan said: “ My daughter moved out this year, and with the ongoing pandemic, we haven’t been able to spend much time together.
“We couldn’t do the usual Christmas activities, so we decided to watch the light show together.
“I think its a really lovely for the community and it helps go towards a great cause”
The light shows which run every day are free and any donations are voluntary.
On weekdays the light shows are at 5.30pm and 6.30pm and on the weekends at 4.30pm.
To donate, visit the fundraising page at Justgiving.com/fundraising/Kavitha-Kirby