A GRANDAD has set a new record after transforming his home into a winter wonderland.

David Robinson has been creating a magnificent display in his garden in Station Road for more than 30 years.

The 71-year-old has raised £2,300 and this will be match funded to £4,600 by the employer of his granddaughter Leah Banks who helped to organise last year's Christmas grotto.

David said: "The response has been brilliant. People were putting notes in instead of coppers. I am very pleased that everyone has appreciated it."

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Winsford Guardian: David Robinson's magical winter wonderland David Robinson's magical winter wonderland

Since 2013, the dad-of-two has raised more than £10,000 for the hospice. Before that he collected donations for various charities including prostate cancer, Guide Dogs and the Salvation Army.

David started the magical garden when his own two children were young.

Leah, 20, said: "I wanted to be more involved and I've enjoyed working with my grandad.

Winsford Guardian: David Robinson has been turning his garden into a glittering grotto for more than 30 yearsDavid Robinson has been turning his garden into a glittering grotto for more than 30 years

"St Luke's means a lot to so many people. Like a lot of charities they haven't been able to do any fundraising events so they need our help.

" We didn't do our normal open evening with a raffle and tombola but the community got behind us 110 per cent. It's been amazing."

David would like to thank Cavanagh Timber and HS Scaffolding for their support.

A spokesman for St Luke's Hospice said: "We’d like to say a huge thank you to Mr Robinson, Leah Banks and all the family for once again creating a magical Christmas wonderland and supporting St Luke’s Hospice.

"The Station Road Christmas lights are a well-known tradition in Winsford and this year they were more popular than ever raising an incredible £2,337.19 for patient care, whilst also spreading some much needed cheer.

"Thank you to everyone who visited the display and donated and huge thanks to all the family for their continued support."