It’s become an annual tradition helping raise money for The Kirkwood, and Derek Highe’s Robin Royd Christmas lights are back for a 21st year.

Dad-of-two Derek lights up his semi-detached home in Robin Royd Avenue, Mirfield, every Christmas and invites donations for the Dalton-based hospice.

Over the last two decades Derek has raised a total of £76,569 for good causes, more than £60,000 of that for The Kirkwood.

A visit to Derek’s festive winter wonderland has become an annual tradition for hundreds of families and this year’s theme is the ‘enchanted forest.’

The switch on for this year’s lights is on Sunday December 3 at 4.30pm.

Derek hopes to break through the £80,000 barrier this year and said: “Each year the generosity of local people astounds me and even when the cost of living soared people still visited and donated.

“The Kirkwood is a great cause and everyone I speak to says the staff are amazing. It’s such a vital resource for the whole of Kirklees.

“I know how much people look forward to the lights and how much charities like The Kirkwood need our help, now more than ever. That’s what spurs me on.”

Derek asks people to be careful where they park and urges visitors to walk if at all possible to avoid disruption to his neighbours.

The lights will be on every night from 4.30pm-9.30pm.