A suburban home in Croxley Green, near Watford in Hertfordshire, has for years been a mecca for families from miles around as W Bro Dave Edwards festoons the whole of his house with Christmas lights
This November Dave, a longtime member of Croxley Green Lodge No. 8636, moved into the limelight himself, as he was first selected by Heart Radio someone who has made a significant contribution to the local Hertfordshire community. Then he saw the switching on of his own lights recorded for all to see on Channel Five television.
There is no doubt among the thousands who have visited his home in Lancing Way that the award was well deserved. Over the years Dave’s lights have not only brought pleasure but have contributed tens of thousands of pounds to numerous charities. Indeed, since he first started in 1978 Dave has raised more than £60,000.
This festive season, however, not only did he see his own lights switched on – he was also chosen to switch on the whole of the Christmas lights in Watford.
'When you think of all the important people who live in and around Watford, I really felt very proud,' Dave said. 'But I was just as proud when we had 700 people outside my own home for our big switch on!'
His all-lit-up home will be featured on Channel Five television at 9pm on December 19th.