A Christmas lights display in Falmouth is keeping a family tradition alive and bringing some festive spirit to the neighbourhood.

Chris Maudsley, 33, first started putting up displays around eight years ago when his father passed away.

He said: "I got into Christmas lights because of my dad. He decided he wanted to set the standard in our neighbourhood. When he passed away, I vowed I would carry on that tradition."

Falmouth Packet:

Family and friends gathered to watch the big switch-on

This year, Chris and his wife Hannah have set up the lights at Hannah's parents' house on Treveglos Road, and they are using the seasonal spectacle to raise money for Children's Hospice South West.

Chris' employer HSBC is matching any donations made, and he hopes to raise at least £500 for the charity with the help of Mary Murfin, community fundraiser for Children's Hospice South West.

The grand switch-on was on Monday evening, with friends and family gathered to take part in the festivities.

The display certainly set the standard in the neighbourhood, and Chris spoke about some of the reactions he had received from neighbours when they were setting up.

He said: "The family on the opposite corner, they have got a little boy who came round and he was like 'Look, mum! Wow!'"

To donate to the fundraiser and support Children's Hospice South West, visit: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ChrisMaudsley.