Lee and Paul Brailsford have been decorating Rosemary’s home in Brentry, Bristol with a huge Christmas light display since 1994. Rosemary is the mother of Lee and Paul. Visitors come from all over to see the festive extravaganza featuring dozens of figures including Santas, reindeer, snowmen and 50 ropelight shapes. It’s a six week endeavor powered by thousands of LED lights that includes trains, elves, and a life-size American nativity scene. Thanks to these brothers’ creativity and generosity, they’ve now reached the impressive milestone of £101,000, which is approximately $125,000, raised for The Grand Appeal charity for Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Donations can be made online at www.brailsfordlights.co.uk to help them reach their goal of lighting up more lives this season!
Where is Brentry, Bristol?
Brentry is a small suburb of Bristol, located in the South West UK. It is home to a population of just over 11,000 people. Brentry is considered a relatively affluent area with good access to amenities such as parks, shops, and schools. There are plenty of things to see and do in Bristol, UK! From historical sites to cultural attractions and outdoor activities, there is something for everyone. Explore the city’s maritime history at the SS Great Britain or enjoy a spin on the decade-old i360 observatory offering spectacular views over Bristol. Or explore Clifton Suspension Bridge, take a trip down memory lane on Bristol Harbour Railway or St. George’s museum, visit the awe-inspiring Gothic Bristol Cathedral, or indulge in some retail therapy at Cabot Circus Shopping Centre. There are also plenty of scenic walks around Leigh Woods and Avon Gorge as well as numerous parks for picnics and events throughout the year such as music festivals, carnivals and more. It’s also known for its annual Christmas light extravaganza that features thousands of LED lights and decorations throughout the neighbourhood each festive season. This year has seen brothers Lee and Paul Brailsford turn it into an even more spectacular display, having already raised £101,000 for The Grand Appeal charity for Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
What is the Grand Appeal Charity?
The Grand Appeal is a Bristol-based charity focused on providing support to the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and the Special Care Baby Unit at St. Michael’s Hospital in Bristol. It works with staff, patients and their families to improve care and facilities for children requiring medical attention across the city. The charity has been running since 1995 and since its inception has raised more than £100 million for projects such as the new Brunel Building at St Michael’s, first of its kind Teenage Cancer Trust unit at Southmead, as well as ‘Boomer’ beds, scanners, games rooms and much more.