A LAWYER from Stourport has put up his Christmas lights nine months early to bring some joy to people during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nick Wright, who is known in the town for his spectacular Christmas lights displays, is encouraging people to drive by his home in Malham Road and tune their car radios into the light-up musical show.

Nick told The Shuttle: "Because of all the uncertainty at the moment, I wanted to do something to bring some happiness to people that might be struggling.

"I asked my neighbours opposite if they would mind and they thought it was a great idea.

"People can come along and sit outside in their car for a while and take their minds off things.

"I've mixed the playlist up and added a few songs, including Frozen's Let It Go and the Greatest Showman, so it's not as Christmassy. I'm calling the show Hope."

Nick spent all day on Sunday setting up the multi-coloured display, but has left out the external speakers this time to encourage people to social distance themselves and enjoy the lights from their cars.

The display will also include a sign with a Just Giving link, encouraging people to donate towards the Severn Valley Railway, where Nick volunteers, and Kidderminster Foodbank.

People can tune in to the lights show daily between sunset and 9pm via the frequency 88.9fm.

To donate online, go to justgiving.com/fundraising/svr-hope.