Shine bright

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on December 11, 2020

A DAZZLING display of more than a quarter of a million Christmas lights has inspired the Albany community to dig deep and donate big-time for Cystic Fibrosis WA.

Glendhow couple Jeremy and Lorraine Stevenson opened their Mueller Street home decorated with 300,000 lights to friends, family and guests on Thursday – before the official opening to the public on Friday – and raised $2,500 within the three-hour event alone.

Mr Stevenson said hundreds of people visited the property over the weekend and continue to pour in.

“I think most people are simply amazed at the size of it,” he said.

“We designed it for people to be immersed in it.”

Mr Stevenson encouraged visitors to read the sign he has erected within the lights display, which details information about Cystic Fibrosis WA and what life is like living with the illness.

The Stevensons’ granddaughter Amelia lives with cystic fibrosis and it is in her honour that the couple have hosted the fundraiser.

“It gives people a real insight into what families go through,” Mr Stevenson said.

“What we want to achieve is to give people an inkling of how hard it is and raise money for an ultimate cure.”

The Christmas lights display is open to the public from 7.30-10pm every night until Christmas Eve, closed December 25, and open again until December 29.