A Stourport resident has raised almost £1,000 for the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) thanks to his Halloween spooktacular.

Volunteer guard, shunter and signalman, Nick Wright, hosted a spooky light show at his home on Malham Road every night from Tuesday, October 24 to Tuesday, October 31 to raise vital funds for the SVR.

The dedicated volunteer managed to raise £658 to help maintain steam trains and keep the attraction running for residents.

Mr Wright, who has been volunteering at the SVR for 10 years, said: “The donations help restore heritage steam trains and carriages. A steam train can only be in service for 10 years before its boiler needs to be overhauled.

“A locomotive can cost in excess of £250,000 to restore so every donation helps this valuable cause.”

The popular event, which had synchronised lights and music, also had a sensory show every Sunday evening between 5pm and 6pm with gentle lights and no music to make sure the display catered for as many people as possible.

Donations for the SVR are still being accepted with Mr Wright also running a Christmas light event every day between 5pm and 9pm from Friday, November 24 to Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

This is in the hope of raising £2,000 for the SVR by early next year.

To donate to Nick Wright’s fundraiser visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/svr-hope