Festive decor is Rob's tribute to his niece Jade
The Herald|December 13, 2021
HOME PAINTED IN CHRISTMAS COLOURS IN MEMORY OF MUM
ZHARA SIMPSON

If you live in Plymouth, it's likely you've seen the Christmas house in Honicknowle, which in previous years has been hand-painted with a festive scene.

This year, the family has used the tradition which puts a smile on so many people's faces, to pay tribute to a family member who took her own life.

Jade Wilcott, mum of a four-year-old, died earlier this year and now her uncle, Robert Wilcott, is raising money for Mind, to help others.

Rob, who is a painter and decorator, previously painted his house in previous years for the festive season raising money for our local neonatal care unit.

Hand-painted by Rob, and with help from family members, on the house is a Santa Claus, Aldi's Kevin the Christmas carrot, a banana, polar bears, lights and even a snow machine for the first time ever.

The 45-year old started painting the front of the house - and half of the new neighbours house - in September and it has taken until now to create the special Christmas theme bringing joy to residents on the street.

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