A COUPLE from Whitchurch who every year adorn their house and garden with Christmas lights are once again celebrating raising a large sum for charity.

Sheila and Keith Chase, who live in Chester Road, raise money for the West Midlands Air Ambulance, by turning their house into an outlandish display of Christmas.

The pair have decorated their house for more than a decade and last year were honoured by the air ambulance charity.

Former mayor of Whitchurch, Tony Neville, who is a patron of the charity, said the funds raised by the couple was a true display of community spirit.

"Every year Sheila and Keith Chase of Chester Road in Whitchurch adorn their house with literally thousands of lights to raise funds for Midlands Air Ambulance through donations," said Tony.

"This year they excelled themselves by raising the fantastic sum of £13,238. This makes the total raised over the years to just under £70,000.

"This is true community spirit because it takes a month to put the lights up and all done in their spare time.

"I feel very humbled and honoured to accept such an amount on behalf of the charity and would like to submit my sincere thanks to this beautiful couple."

Meanwhile Sheila Chase added she was grateful for the donations received.

"This year we have had huge support from family and friends, sponsors and supporters from near and far, raising a fantastic amount of £13,238," said Sheila.

"Our grateful thanks to you all."