An 'incredible' Christmas display featuring 8,000 lights and a 300 inch projection has been unveiled at a house in Northumberland.

Jason and Vicky Barkby brought happiness to their community with a socially distanced Christmas light switch on at their Cramlington home on November 27.

And now their display is helping to raise hundreds for North East cancer patient charity Daft as a Brush who helped to care for the couple's grandparents when they were diagnosed with cancer.

Jason said: "This year we decided to go all-out and completely cover the house in decorations because we had so many people knocking on the door last year asking if we had a donation box for charity.

"Daft as a Brush is such a great charity who have helped family members when they were diagnosed with cancer so it was a no-brainer to raise money for them."

The 40-year-old started to create outdoor Christmas displays 17-years ago after he helped to wire the legendary displays on Southward Close in Seaton Sluice.

He was gifted a couple of Christmas decorations from the display as a thank you for his work when the street decided to end their annual tradition.

And his display has continued to grow bigger and brighter each year, with this year's display taking four weeks to perfect.

The grandad-of-two added: "The comments from the community have been overwhelming this year and the display has touched a lot of people. There's a few people who got quite emotional when the lights were switched on too."

Around 100 people travelled to see Daft as a Brush founder Brian Burnie switch on the lights at Jason's home on Thornley Avenue on Friday.

Brian said: "What an incredible display of lights. It really is very touching that Jason and Vicky chose Daft as a Brush to receive donations from their spectacular Christmas lights.

"To see so many people with smiles on their faces [at the switch on was] fabulous, both Vicky and Jason have created something very special in their area at a time when we all need a lift.

"If anyone is close by, pop in to Thornley Avenue in Cramlington, you really can’t miss this."