‘Proud to keep up the tradition for Nikki’ – Baxter family Christmas lights switch-on is a big success

The Baxter family and their friends. Picture: Clive Porter

The Baxter family and their friends. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Clive Porter

More than 400 people went to a Reed house at the weekend for the Baxter family’s Christmas lights switch-on in memory of their mum Nikki.

There was a special light for Nikki. Picture: Clive Porter

There was a special light for Nikki. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Clive Porter

Nikki was 47 when she became ill and died in September. Her husband Adrian, and children Amberlie, 23, Jake, 25 and 28-year-old Clark vowed to continue their annual lights switch-on as it was Nikki’s favourite time of the year.

Close family friend Neil Ellington set up the bumper lights display – something which took him and his team no less than two months to complete.

“We had a great turnout,” he said.

Santa went along to the Baxter's Christmas lights swtich-on. Picture: Clive Porter

Santa went along to the Baxter's Christmas lights swtich-on. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Clive Porter

“There must’ve been more than 400 people there, we were pleased with how it went and we were proud to keep up the tradition for Nikki.”


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The lights at the Baxters’ Fallowfield home in The Joint have helped raise more than £2,000 for the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, which supports Addenbrooke’s Hospital where Nikki was treated before she died.

The lights display is going to be on throughout December, each day from 3.30pm til midnight for people to come along and have a look, with Father Christmas and a snowman there for photos everyday.

The Baxter's Christmas lights swtich-on. Picture: Clive Porter

The Baxter's Christmas lights swtich-on. Picture: Clive Porter - Credit: Clive Porter

To donate to the cause go along or go to their fundraising page.

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