Christmas lights spectacle raising money for charity

Sid and Kit Hibbits decorate their house for charity
Sid and Kit Hibbits decorate their house for charity

A couple from Biggleswade have decorated their house from top to bottom with Christmas lights and decorations to raise money for charity.

Sid and Kit Hibbits of Winston Crescent are currently restricted to their kitchen due to the amount of Christmas decorations inside their house.

Sid and Kit welcome visitors young and old to their house between the hours of 4pm and 6pm to view their work and have so far raised £1,400 for the Keech charity.

Sid, 66. said: “We start putting the decorations up at Halloween and it takes us about 4 weeks to get them all up and working.

“It all started when we came back with some decorations from Orlando 27 years ago and it keeps getting bigger and bigger every year.

“Next year I might decorate the kitchen as well but I am not sure where we will live!”

This Saturday Sid and Kit will be holding an event where three hampers worth a combined total of £700 will be raffled off.

The event starts at 2pm and tickets are available from the Royal Mail sorting office near Aldi. They cost £1 each.

The event will take place at 66 Winston Crescent where the festive display can be seen including the new conservatory decorations specially added this year.

Sid is currently in talks with the Royal Mail who he hopes will agree to double whatever is raised for Keech over the Christmas period.

Family friend Karen Pauling said: “We are all very proud of Sid for the work he does every year with the Christmas decorations.

“He is absolutely brilliant at doing it.”

Sid added: “I really enjoy doing it and seeing the smiles on people’s faces when they come to visit.

“A lot of the time it is adults bringing their children but it ends up being the adults who are more excited about the lights and decorations!”

The only problem for postman Sid is he has covered his dining table with decorations so on Christmas Day him and Kit will be off to the Yorkshire Grey pub for their Christmas dinner.

It is clear this is a small price Sid and Kit are willing to pay to get everyone in Biggleswade and the surrounding areas fully into the Christmas spirit.