Dave Edwards passed away, but he will not be forgotten, and was loved dearly by our local community.
Every year he lit up his home on a Saturday leading up to Christmas to mark the festive season, and the event became a fundraiser of thousands of pounds over the years.
Money raised from the light events have gone to the Peace Hospice in Watford, MASKS (Make a Special Kid Smile) and the Willow Foundation, as well as others. Among others, some of the guest list who enjoyed “turning on the lights” were:
- Comedian and entertainer Brian Conley,
- Former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson,
- Billy Byrne from DIY DOS.
A public #LightUpCroxley campaign encourages the local community to light up windows and houses to raise money.
Seeing the absolute amazement in the children’s eyes was a “sheer delight” when the lights came on. Every night when visitors came to see his house, Dave would pop out with sweets. He will be missed.
For further information see the article by Watford Observer.
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