THE Sauchie man who transforms his garden into a Winter Wonderland every year has once again made a huge charity donation.

Denis Hinchliffe lights up his garden every year for passers-by to come and get in the festive spirit.

The tradition has been going on for more than 20 years and in the last few years, Denis has been taking donations to hand over to Strathcarron Hospice.

When the Advertiser visited in 2018, Denis and his wife Elizabeth were hoping to raise over £1,200 and they took in more than £2,000.

This year has proved to be another huge success and Denis passed over a cheque to Strathcarron Hospice for more than £2,400 thanks to donations made by visitors to his garden, and a cheque for £75 from family friend Dan Galstaun.

Denis begins putting the lights out in October to test which ones work and what need fixed.

He was helped this year by John White and Hugh Ross who worked so hard to make the display such a success.

Hugh's son Euan also helped this year and his youthfulness came in handy when it came to the higher up parts.

This year the garden had some famous faces stop by for a visit with Santa stopping by twice in the middle of his busy schedule to chat and take pictures with the young visitors.

Also in attendance were the two Frozen sisters Elsa and Anna who came by and posed for pictures with the children.

The amount raised this year means that in the last three years alone Denis has donated more than £5,000 to Strathcarron Hospice.

Both Denis and Elizabeth would like to thank everyone who visited the garden and kindly made a donation, as well as all who helped make the wonderland such a success again this year.

They would also like to thank the staff at Alloa's TSB bank who agreed to verify and count the donations.

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