Norbreck couple raise over £1500 for Brian House with winter wonderland

Organisers Jon and Michelle Nichol raised money for Brian House with their Christmas event.
Organisers Jon and Michelle Nichol raised money for Brian House with their Christmas event.
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A married couple from Norbreck raised over £1500 for Brian House children's hospice by creating a magical Christmas grotto at their house.

Jon and Michelle Nichol, of Mossom Lane, Norbreck, created a winter wonderland on the road outside their house on Wednesday December 18.

Michelle Nichol with six-year-old Alexis Coates and Father Christmas.

Michelle Nichol with six-year-old Alexis Coates and Father Christmas.

The kind-hearted pair invited local families to enjoy visits to Father Christmas, free food and entertainment from Thornton Cleveleys Brass Band and local choirs.

There was also a visit from Harry the Holidays truck, life-sized reindeer, and a make-shift Polar Express.

After totalling up their donations, they raised £1515.21 for the Bispham children's hospice.

Jon said: "This was just our way of raising money for Brian House at Christmas.

Hollie Albero with Valentino, one, visiting the reindeer.

Hollie Albero with Valentino, one, visiting the reindeer.

"It's a way of bringing the community together, while raising money for a local charity. It was a shame about the wet weather, but it didn't dampen the Christmas spirit."

Michelle Lonican, part of the Brian House community fundraising team said: “What a fantastic amount – we are so thrilled to hear how successful it has been.

Fundraising for Brian House, and spreading a lot of festive happiness at the same time, is the perfect recipe.

The whole team here at the hospice sends a big thank you and our best wishes for a very happy New Year.”