Wauchope couple light up their home for Lifeline

Brian and Trish Leslie from Wauchope will light up their home in Cameron Street and raise money for Lifeline.
Brian and Trish Leslie from Wauchope will light up their home in Cameron Street and raise money for Lifeline.

Lighting up your house is a festive tradition that seems to get bigger and brighter every year and Wauchope locals Trish and Brian Leslie have been merrily decorating and collecting lights for their house for over 40 years now.

Almost every inch of space is embellished in a spectacularly lit Christmas light display. It takes the couple three weeks preparation and boasts over 10,000 globes as they continue to add new lighting additions each year.

On Saturday December 22 from 6:30 pm at 97 Cameron Street in Wauchope, Trish and Brian will be holding a special fundraising event to support Lifeline Mid Coast.

The event will include all styles of music, bush poetry and the ukulele orchestra. For a gold coin donation, you can come and see their impressive house, garden and windows illuminating displays of light, nativity scenes and everything Christmas.

Chef Debbie Kennet will be cooking up a BBQ of delights of high-quality meat thanks to Meltique Beef Butchery, and there will be soft drinks and coffee available. The Red Shed are donating marquees for the night and 2Way FM have been supporting Trish and Brian in organising and promoting the event.

Trish and Brian love how their house brings kids, families and whole communities together to share the joy and wonder of Christmas. And every year, the couple go to even greater lengths to dazzle onlookers.

Trish says it’s the perfect backdrop to really celebrate the season of giving by fundraising to help others.

“This year we are helping to raise vital funds to support Lifeline Mid Coast’s suicide prevention and awareness programs. Every dollar donated to our display will go towards saving Australian lives and we feel good about that,” she said.

So come along to the event on Saturday December 22 starting at 6:30 pm at 97 Cameron Street, Wauchope. Gold coin donation.

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