Festive family raise money for air ambulance with decorations at Northampton home

The Phipps family in Duston raise money every year through their Christmas decorations
The Phipps family in Duston raise money every year through their Christmas decorations

A Northampton family who turn their home into a festive delight of Christmas decorations are raising money for the air ambulance.

Mel and Nick Phipps, of St Giles Park, Duston, decorate their home every year to raise money for charity and have this year chosen the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

Their daughter, Vicki, has set up a Just Giving page to support the appeal.

On the page, Vicki writes: "This year we have decided to set up this page after being asked in previous years if we had a donations/charity box to show their appreciation for our Christmas lights display.

"We have chosen the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, an amazing charity who we fundraise for, throughout the year with our summer fayre and previous Christmas ones.

"Every Christmas, my mum Mel Phipps and my dad Nick Phipps make our house amazing, spending his weekends putting up all our decorations.

"We know people come far and wide to see them and my parents receive cards, thank you notes for their amazing display.

"Come visit our lights in St Giles Park, Duston and if you would like to donate whatever you can we would be so grateful and thankful, so too would the charity."

To donate to the appeal, visit the family's Just Giving page.