Devoted Graham Witter ­honours his sister’s memory each Christmas – by putting her name in lights for charity.

Graham, 25, decks out the family home in thousands of multi-coloured bulbs in tribute to disabled Jessica, who died at just 18.

He started putting the lights up for Jessica to cheer her up when she was a child – and the display got so big he eventually threw it open to the public.

After Jessica lost the battle with her condition in 2015, Graham carried on the tradition of putting the lights up and letting people come to see them in return for donations.

So far he has raised £92,000 for the hospice which helped his sister throughout her life.

Devoted Graham honours his sister Jessica’s memory each Christmas – by putting her name in lights for charity

Last year alone he raised £26,000 from 15,000 visitors to his display, which includes the word “Jessica” spelled out in capital letters in front of the house.

There are also light-up snowmen, penguins and reindeer, a tree, a grotto, a bridge and even a vintage ice cream van decked out in bulbs.

This year alone, Graham had 1,000 visitors on the opening night at the family home, Carters Green Farm in Weston, Cheshire.

He started putting the lights up for Jessica to cheer her up when she was a child – and the display got so big he eventually threw it open to the public
After Jessica lost the battle with her condition in 2015, Graham carried on the tradition of putting the lights up and letting people come to see them in return for donations

And now he has so many bulbs that even he has lost count.

He said: “It’s impossible to estimate how many lights we have.

“The Christmas tree alone has 240 metres of string lights, there are rope lights, characters, a grotto and a sled.”

Graham was a lad when he first started putting up festive lights for Jessica, who was severely epileptic and had seizures regularly.

Last year alone he raised £26,000 from 15,000 visitors to his display, which includes the word “Jessica” spelled out in capital letters in front of the house
This year alone, Graham had 1,000 visitors on the opening night at the family home, Carters Green Farm in Weston, Cheshire

She also suffered from cutaneous syndrome, a condition which causes severe disability.

The display started with a trip to B&Q and got bigger and bigger until, six years ago, a neighbour suggested Graham open it to the public to raise money for charity.

He chose The Donna Louise Hospice in Trentham, Staffs, where Jessica had respite care and support.

Now the display has grown so huge it is sponsored by local businesses to help with the expense of running it.

Graham was a lad when he first started putting up festive lights for Jessica, who was severely epileptic and had seizures regularly

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Graham, an NHS worker, starts putting the lights up in September and doesn’t get them all down until March because he only has time at weekends.

He said: “I remember the first year we did it. Me and a friend sat waiting for visitors, popping out and speaking to them as they arrived.

"Each year it grew and now we have 65 volunteers helping out."

The display started with a trip to B&Q and got bigger and bigger until, six years ago, a neighbour suggested Graham open it to the public to raise money for charity

Jessica went into hospital in December 2015, five days after her 18th birthday, and died on New Year’s Eve.

Graham, who lives with dad David and mum Jane, said: "That year was awful because we knew Jessica wasn’t going to come home.

"It helped me in 2016 knowing that I was carrying on and helping the community, not just raising money but putting on an event families could go to.

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"Jessica loved the Christmas lights. She was very ill but when she saw them she’d have a big smile on her face."

Carters Green Farm is a dairy farm with a full milking herd of 400 cows, run by Graham’s dad and his brothers. Its light display is on every evening from 6.15pm to 9pm until December 28.