Lake Albert home up in lights to raise money for PCYC

CHRISTMAS CHEER: Sharyon Bird and her husband, Geoff, decorate their house every Christmas to raise money for PCYC. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

CHRISTMAS CHEER: Sharyon Bird and her husband, Geoff, decorate their house every Christmas to raise money for PCYC. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

As residents across Wagga untangle their Christmas lights and climb up ladders to light up their abode, Sharyon Bird has been doing the same but with a difference.

Sharyon and her husband, Geoff, put together their impressive display at 12 Lansdowne Avenue to help raise money for the local PCYC.

The arduous task normally takes the couple two weeks to set-up, but this time around it has taken them three.

Sharyon said it took around three hours just to replace batteries in the props around her house.

“It takes a whole day to plug everything in,” she said.

But the effort is all worth it, with an average of $400 raised every year since 2009.

“Most people just donate silver with the occasional $10 or $20 note,” Sharyon said.

“One pensioner makes sure they give $5 every year.”

Sharyon said displaying their home with Christmas spirit was all about getting the community together.

“Last Christmas Eve it was packed,” she said. “There’s lots of children’s laughter.”

The Bird’s home will be up in lights from December 1 to January 2 from dusk to midnight, with some bright new displays to show off.

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