A former homeless man has been dubbed ‘Mr. Christmas’ after he transformed his home with 17,500 Christmas lights to raise funds for the hostel where he stayed 15 years ago. Mark Abbott has covered his home in lights and set up a sleigh on his front garden that can hold four children. He also has a snow machine to ensure festive weather and a light-covered archway to mark the way to the front door. Abbott is hoping the winter wonderland will raise funds for St. Martins in Norwich, a homelessness cause that is close to his heart. Years ago, he stayed at St. Martins for nine months on his journey back to having a home of his own. Now, he runs a children’s dance company and has three children of his own.

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