A COUPLE has switched on their huge Christmas display after raising more than £1k for the charity that helped their sister's friend.

Andy and Kayleigh Savage have lit up Catherine Crescent, Downton, with an impressive total of 10k LED Christmas decorations to fundraise for The Brain Tumour Charity.

This was the pair's fifth year organising the attraction which has previously seen hundreds of people coming to witness the mammoth effort.

In past years Andy has used the display to fundraise for various charities but this year his sister Jess suggested putting money toward the charity that supported her best friend.

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Zoe Noble was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in December 2018 and went through six vigorous weeks of radiotherapy followed by chemotherapy.

This contained her tumour and despite it still being there, she felt well and hosted a fundraising event for the Brain Tumour Charity in September 2019.

Three years later, in 2022, Zoe began experiencing the same sickness that led to her original diagnosis.

Her condition deteriorated before she was eventually admitted to Southampton General Hospital on November 21 where she died surrounded by her family eight days later, aged 29.

Mum Rachel decided that she would like to continue raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity and came up with the idea of selling bobble hats, a staple of Zoe's wardrobe during her treatment.

Rachel and her mother Julia Whitmarsh (Zoe’s Nan) rallied an army of knitters and the operation was underway. She has since attended many events selling the hats and has so far raised £1,800 for the charity.

Salisbury Journal: The Noble family was selling bobble hats at the event.The Noble family was selling bobble hats at the event. (Image: Spencer Mulholland)

Andy welcomed the Noble family and local Downton community to a firework display, kicking off his annual Christmas light show,  on Saturday, December 2.

"It was really nice to see the smile on the children’s faces, it made the hard work of putting up the lights worth it," he said.

Initially, Andy started with a few hundred lights on the house because he enjoyed doing it but the display has grown each year.

Despite powering 10k lights, Andy said it costs "just pence per day", adding: "Even if it costs you an extra £30 a month, it's worth it".

Salisbury Journal: Guests were treated to a firework display.Guests were treated to a firework display. (Image: Spencer Mulholland)

The house was covered in 10k lights and the switch on was followed by an incredible short firework display to the song 'A Sky Full of Stars' by Coldplay.

So far, more than £1k has been raised for the charity and Andy thanked sponsors Hyde Stores, MKN Scaffolding, ASG Landscaping, 21st Century, Love Garden and Fencing as well as Pains Fireworks who made the event possible.

The Christmas lights are switched on every day from 4:30pm to 9:30pm until December 31 in Catherine Crescent, Downton.