The family who provided the nation with the best Christmas lights display have raised £10,000 for a mental health charity.

The Shepherd Family, who are based in Marlow Bottom, have donated the five-figure amount to the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust who are based in Thatcham, Berkshire, after they decorated their home in 60,000 lights with each illumination being synchronised to belt out 15 different Christmas songs, with each tune taking 20 hours to program.

The money was raised after people from all over the county and beyond went and paid to watch the festive lights in action.

The vote to decide the winner of the country's best Christmas lights display was conducted on the price comparison website, with the winning house receiving £500.

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In a statement on Facebook, the family said: “We are thrilled to announce we have raised over £10,000 for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.

“The lights will remain on until the Jan 5 and donations continue to be gratefully received either through the letterbox or via our virgin money page pinned to the top of our page.

“Wishing you a happy and healthy 2020.

“The Shepherd Family.”

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The family’s win comes after’s research revealed that Brits would have spent £222 million on Christmas lights in 2019, with energy bills expected to increase by a third for households.

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust was named after Charlie Waller, who tragically took his own life at the age of just 28 in 1997 after battling with depression.

To find out more about the charity and to donate, visit