A FAMILY home has been turned into a winter wonderland in aid of charity.

The home of the Kennair family - in Grange Road, Bromley Cross - has been decorated with 9,000 lights and a 15 foot illuminated reindeer to raise money for Bolton Hospice.

It is the second year Helen and Johnny Kennair have transformed their home into the Christmas spectacular, in memory of Mrs Kennair’s mum June Wall and uncle Philip Hobson.

Mrs Wall was a midwifery sister in Bolton for many years, meanwhile her uncle Philip Hobson died at the hospice.

On Sunday, the family lit-up their home and more than 100 people turned up for the switch on and entertainment was provided free of charge by Bolton choir Magic Voices.

Local businesses including Elite Controls helped set up the display and mince pies were provided by Greenhalghs Bakery, The Co-op, Frasers Butchers, Blueberry Box Bakery and Asda, meanwhile food was supplied by Emma Neville and family.

Mrs Kennair, a mother-of-three, said: “It was really good.

“The choir sung quite a few songs which was really nice and we raised about £200 on the evening.

“We are keeping the lights up through December and there will be a donation box outside and we have a just-giving page online.”

To donate text 70070 with the word DEER77 and a cash amount, eg £10.

Donations can also be made at the house or online at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Deerohdeer.

A Facebook page called ‘Rudolph is in town’ has also been set up for people to post their photos taken with the reindeer and a comment about him, which will then be entered into a prize draw on New Years Eve.