Once again the Shepherd family are lighting up Marlow Bottom in aid of brainstrust and the 55,000+ people living with a brain tumour in the UK.
This is the 13th year the family have been fundraising and the second year for brainstrust.
See the lights
Hundreds of hours of work
Jancis Shepherd says, “Each year we try to introduce some new elements to the display. This year Tony has been making additional features such as the star and hoops which are on the apex of the roof. Tony has sequenced 8 different songs to music and one song plays approx. every 15 minutes at 00.15,30, 45 mins past each hour between 17-21.00hrs. Each song takes around 20 hours of programming and Tony can now control 80 strings of lights simultaneously. I think he has managed to capture the beauty of the lights and maintain their classical appearance.”
Tony Shepherd says, “We want to support brainstrust because we have a number of friends who have had brain tumours or are currently receiving treatment for a brain tumour. We wish to support Brainstrust to provide the much needed emotional support, guidance on health care options, education and research into this underfunded area of health care. We have set ourselves a target to raise £1500, however, since our ‘Switch on’ event on Dec 1st we have raised around £1300; therefore we are hoping to exceed this.”
Show your support
Donations for the light display can be made by putting a donation through the Shepherd’s letter box or via JustGiving: www.justgiving.com/Jancis-Shepherd1