THOUSANDS of twinkling lights have transformed a Winsford home into a magical winter wonderland.

Grandad David Robinson has been creating a magnificent festive display outside his house on Station Road for more than 30 years.

The 70-year-old has raised more than £10,000 for various charities including St Luke's Hospice, prostate cancer, guide dogs and the Salvation Army.

This year he is continuing to support the hospice as visitors coming to see his life-size Christmas figures and stunning designs make generous donations.

Last year he raised around £1,600.

The spectacular lights will be switched on at 5.30pm on Saturday, December 1 as a raffle and tombola will help to boost funds.

"It's a lot of hard work but we enjoy it," said dad-of-two David, now retired from his job at an insulation company.

"I started when my children were young and kept adding to it."

His daughter Stephanie, 40 and son Craig, 38, now enjoy the display with his wife Pat and four grandchildren, aged six to 18.

"They love Christmas," said David. "It's always been special."

Preparing the gigantic display is a labour of love as David spends four weeks checking all the bulbs and wiring.

One tree alone has 2,800 bulbs!

"I have added lots of different things this year and a new snowman," said David, who is assisted by his brother in law Melvyn Hulse. "I set up a projector in an upstairs bedroom with a hologram of Santa who walks around and waves. Children really enjoy it and think that Father Christmas lives in my house!"

David will keep the lights switched on every day from 4pm to 9pm until Boxing Day and hopes to raise as much money as possible for the hospice.

"St Luke's has helped a lot of our friends and relations and means a lot to people in our community," he added. "We don't take a penny out for anything."

Rachel Hughes, hospice community partnerships fundraiser, said: “Over the years David has provided continued support for St Luke’s Hospice and we are extremely grateful for the generosity he and his family have shown.

"David has raised over £6,500 lighting up his house for the hospice and continues to receive immense support from the local community and local businesses in our area. We appreciate all of his efforts towards supporting patient care here at St Luke’s.”