The Boston and Murphy Singer families have been left feeling like winners this holiday season.
Tremains Managing Director Simon Tremain and Co. were pleased to present Brian and Kathy Murphy with a donation cheque of $1,000 to the New Zealand Leukaemia Foundation, which had been made in their name.
Image: Brian and Kathy Murphy, Santa, Hettie and Simon Tremain
The family have been participating in the Tremains Christmas Lights celebrations for over twenty years, with this year being their last. According to Brian, it takes the pair around 40 hours to string the lights around their garden and set up their decorations for locals to enjoy. This year they re-vamped their decorations to include a lolly chute for the kids, were giving away toys, and also had Santa present every night.
Kathy says the family had given up going camping over these many years to ensure they could continue their annual tradition of dressing their home in Christmas lights.
She says her family had been doing the Christmas lights for their daughter and son in law, who was also diagnosed with leukaemia at a young age. Now, she says, it's her daughter's turn to put up the lights!
When presented with the cheque, the Murphy's said they were 'blown away' by the gesture, and said regardless of the results of the Christmas Lights, they were already winners this Christmas.
Kathy told the Tremains team, the thing they will miss the most is the happiness on the Children's faces as they come to see the lights, and the generations of families who have visited their home for years - but was certain they would be going on holiday next Christmas!