St Leonards family lighting up for Macmillan

The Travis family's Christmas lights
The Travis family's Christmas lights

This stunning light show has been put on by one family in a bid to raise funds for a charity close to their hearts.

The Travis family, from Reedswood Road, St Leonards, raise money every year for Macmillan Cancer Support.

As well as fundraising events through the year, they always decorate their house with festive lights to raise more money and awareness.

Macmillan is a particularly personal cause for them as they have lost three family members to cancer.

James Travis said: “Each year we raise money in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and this is only one of the many ways in which we do this.

“My son Karl and daughter Krystal will also be cycling 400 miles over four days in September next year from Venice to Rome in aid of Macmillan.”

Karl and Krystal are aiming to raise £4,000 for the charity through their trek.

The pair have set up a Just Giving page in a bid to make their target.

The trek is in memory of their three uncles Roger Sadler, Ted Heasmer and Ken Relfe.

On their Just Giving site, Karl said: “For many years now the Travis duo dreamt of getting very sore bottoms and the Venice to Rome cycle ride seemed like the perfect opportunity to fulfil that dream.

“Cancer is slowly becoming one of the world’s biggest killers and it needs as many people working together to fight it and find a cure.

“Our family have lost three uncles so far and that is three too many.”

The pair will be pedalling from Venice to Rome in Italy from September 21 to 26 next year. To donate log onto www.justgiving.com/bogof-travis.

The Travis family’s Christmas lights can be seen at 86 Reedswood Road, St Leonards.

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