Could this be the most festive home in Ewell? It’s definitely a strong contender.

This family in Ewell held their own Christmas lights switch-on last week to raise cash for the Epsom RDA, after a horse at the riding school died following a break-in last September.

Epsom Comet reported a horse called Sam was put down due to injuries to his shoulder and barsa tendon which caused an infection and septicaemia.

Mum of three, Carla Facey, from Ewell, said she wanted to help the Epsom RDA buy a new horse after reading about the break-in on social media.

The Facey family has been putting up Christmas lights outside her family home for Christmas nearly a decade - but it wasn’t until four years ago that the Faceys began doing it for charity.

Mrs Facey said: “It started for our own enjoyment, and then we started adding to them and a few of our friends said ‘why don’t you do it for charity?

“It got bigger and bigger and it’s become a bit of a local attraction.”

This year, the front of the property on Chessington Road has been decorated with christmas lights, inflatables, fake snow and a projector was set up to show Santa in an upstairs window.

The switch-on event was held on November 30 at 6pm, and guests enjoyed mulled wine and hot chocolate donated by the local Tesco and Co op supermarkets.

Mrs Facey said: “Everyone was joining in at the top of their voices, children screaming with excitement and finally 3 2 1. Father Christmas hit the button.

“The whole house glowed and so did everyone's faces. It was magical”

A charity box has been set up in front of the display as well as a Just Giving Page for those who wish to make donations to help Epsom RDA purchase a new horse.