A STUNNING light display set to Christmas classics and Disney songs with a twist will raise money for a four-year-old who is in desperate need of an operation.
Damon Vincent from Hilsea has spent the last few months decorating his house with thousands of lights and learning how to use software to set the lights to music.
The 30-year-old groundworker is now ready for his first show this Saturday and all funds raised throughout December will be going to Malaya Rose from Portsmouth who suffers from Quad Spastic Diplegia Cerebra which means she has tight muscles in her body making movement and coordination a real challenge from her.
Damon said: ‘I have spent weeks threading thousands of lights through tubes and attaching them to my house and then working out how to use the software and make it all coordinate.
‘It takes a while to get the hang of it but the show is now ready to go and it is great to be able to raise money for Malaya’s operation.’
The father saw a video on The News website at Christmas time last year of Barry Behan from Waterlooville, who set up a lights display on his house.
Damon said: ‘I saw it and I thought it was amazing and took my little boy Oliver who is two to see it and I thought I really want to do this.’
Damon and his fiance Lauren Wooton decided the display should be for charity and Lauren knew about Malaya’s story as she had gone to school with Kristine Rose, Malaya’s mum.
Damon said: ‘The Rose family came round to see what we had been doing and it was so heartbreaking seeing such a young girl have to go through something like that. I really hope we can make as much money as we can for her.’
Malaya needs a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy operation to rid her muscles of spasticity and tone and enable her to be able to sit, stand and walk.
Last month relatives and family friends laced up their running shoes to run the Great South Run in a bid to raise the £42,000 needed.
Damon added: ‘I can’t wait to do the show but I would ask people are respectful to our neighbours.’
The lights display is in Kipling Road, Hilsea on Saturday and showings take place at 5.30pm, 6.15pm and 7pm.
Shows will run frequently in the run up to Christmas Eve and for information go to Kowloon Christmas Light Show on Facebook.