A retired man spent four days putting up a Christmas lights display to fundraise for a charity close to his heart.
Derek Harper, a former wagon driver, bought and put up extra decorations this year to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
The 61-year-old said: “It’s the first year we have done it for charity.
“We decided on the charity because the chap who lives next door, Bernard, unfortunately has Alzheimer’s and they took him away.
“He was a really nice chap and we thought we would do it for him.”
Bernard, 92, whose surname Derek cannot remember, lived alone and was taken into a nursing home in August this year.
Derek and his wife Sandra Harper, who have four children, live in Littlemore Grove in Mirfield and will keep the display up until January 1.
In nearby Robin Royd Avenue, 59-year-old Derek Highe spent six weekends decorating his home for his annual display. Over the course of 15 years, he’s raised a whopping £43,000, mostly for Kirkwood Hospice, and for many locals, his switch-on marks the start of Christmas.
To donate to Derek and Sandra’s fundraising campaign, which has raised £120 so far, text SDHA61 to 70070 or visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/derek-harper1