Home-made Halloween and Christmas light shows that wowed the public have helped to raise almost £1,500 for a mental health charity.

The Scriver family started hosting light shows from their Mallard Close home in Covingham during the pandemic and put on two spectacles for people this year.

People visiting to watch them were encouraged to donate money towards Swindon and Gloucester Mind, a charity chosen by the architect of the display Paul.

It was a cause close to his heart because one of his work colleagues took his own life earlier in the year.

“I got really friendly with him because both of our daughters have special needs so he was really good to chat to,” he told the Adver at the time.

His efforts along with those of his wife Lou and 11-year-old daughter Jorja ultimately ended up raising £1403.20 for the vital mental health service - tripling their fundraising goal.

The Scrivers said: “We’re obviously over the moon at having raised so much for such a wonderful cause.”

The charity has thanked the family for their efforts with a post on Facebook.

“A special thank you to the Scriver family for donating a total of £1403.20 to S&G Mind through their Christmas lights fundraiser!

“We are very lucky to be their chosen charity for 2022 and we can’t wait to see how their light show develops!”

To follow updates for the 2022 displays, visit their website here - https://bit.ly/3FEOcLB