Bromsgrove display to be featured on TV tonight

By Beth Sharp Wednesday 18 December 2013 Updated: 20/12 17:22

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BROMSGROVE residents out and about looking for a cracking Christmas display are being urged to stop by one of Britain's biggest light displays on the Alcester Road in Finstall.

Wendy and Malcolm Molloy have been decorating their house since 2001 and have attracted people from miles around.

As the years have passed and more people turned up to see the spectacular light display the duo decided to introduce a charity box and since then they have raised around £35,000 for the Birmingham Children's Hospital and the Primrose Hospice.

It takes Malcolm six weeks of solid work to put up the lights and every year he has to spend between £800 and £900 replacing broken bulbs.

The house will be starring on the small screen in a documentary called Britain's Craziest Christmas Lights, which is being shown at 9pm on Channel 5 tonight (Wednesday) and on Christmas Day.

Wendy said the reason they had kept going over the years was down to the support and generosity from visitors every year.

"We get great satisfaction from seeing people enjoy the lights and because we are doing it for such a worthwhile cause.

"It is hard work," she said.

"It's non-stop between 4pm and 7.30pm and the weekends are especially manic.

"But the rewards from what you get back from it are worth while."

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