Man decks out house with 10,000 Christmas lights – and it costs £4.50 a night

Christmas is officially right around the corner.

But with bills on the rise across the UK, some Brits might not bother going all out with their festive decoration.

One bloke isn't going to let all that in get the way as his 10,000 LEDs actually keep costs down.

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Andrew Walters, 32, has been spreading holiday cheer across Stockton for five years with his decorations.

With the help of businesses around the area, he covers his house top to bottom with over 10,000 LED lights, reports Teesside Live.

Since covering his entire home with lights, he claims it's only costs him £4.50 a night thanks to energy-saving bulbs.

Over the last three Christmas, he's raised hundreds of pounds for vital charities, like Cash for Kids.

Now after receiving the news his neighbour's 17-year-old daughter has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Andrew dedicated this year's Christmas lights to her to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Since the switch-on on Saturday, Andrew already smashed last year's target, raising more than £600 for the charity.

He said: "On the switch-on night, as soon as we mentioned the girl over the road, the donation buckets started filling up quicker, her dad was live streaming it to her and she was crying because she loves Christmas but at the moment she's stuck in the hospital getting treatment.

"So hopefully she'll be able to come out at some point before Christmas."

He even hired a Father Christmas for the event, who arrived in a bedazzled car.

Andrew commented: "It's just about bringing back the magic for the kids – with the added bonus of raising money for charity too."

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