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Halstead: "Biggest ever" Christmas lights display following Haydn's fall
1:00pm Friday 25th October 2013 in News
A family are planning their biggest and brightest Christmas lights display in a bid to raise money for the air ambulance that saved a teenager’s life.
Hadyn Vaughan-Peacock, 14, is still recovering from a massive bleed on the brain following a fall from his bike at the Ramsey Road skate park in August.
The Ramsey School pupil, who taken home by popstar Matt Cardle and his friend Tom, was airlifted to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge for emergency three hour operation.
Following the accident the family spoke out to raise awarness of the importance of wearing helmets.
Haydn is now on the road to recovery and is hoping to soon be able to manage four hours per day at school.
Each year his family cover their home in Christmas lights, but this year Haydn wants to raise money for the air ambulance which saved his life.
His mum Mariea Johnson, of Parker Way, Halstead, said: “Without the air ambulance this Christmas would have been very different for us.
“Apart from the lights we have got reindeers, a snowman, Merry Christmas and snowmen signs for the front of the house, we will be seen from space.”
The family are appealing for anyone who can donate decorations or lights to get in touch via Facebook by contacting Mrs Johnson or the Halstead Hedingham Fishing group.
They plan to turn on the display around December 1 and any money collected will be split between the Essex Air Ambulance and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
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