Landmark illuminated house raises £4,000 for cancer nurse

LIGHTS which have illuminated the city s ring road every Christmas for years have helped towards the cost of a part-time research nurse at a cancer hospital this time round. £4,000 has been donated to the North London Barmy Army (NLBA) as a result of th

LIGHTS which have illuminated the city's ring road every Christmas for years have helped towards the cost of a part-time research nurse at a cancer hospital this time round.

£4,000 has been donated to the North London Barmy Army (NLBA) as a result of the Christmas lights in Beech Road, St Albans, which are a major attraction in the run-up to the festivities each year.

The cheque from Paul and Denise Mansell of Beech Road meant that the NLBA, which collects and restores military vehicles many of which are kept in and around St Albans, was able to present a total of £10,000 to Mount Vernon Hospital.

The money will be used to pay the wages for the first year's employment of a part-time research nurse who will help recruit head and neck cancer patients into clinical trials for new treatment.

The NLBA raised the money in a variety of ways including tank rides, mud wrestling, riding the Wall of Death and often just passing around a bucket.