BURY Hospice is encouraging residents to dust off their Christmas decorations and get involved in their new competition to find the most festive home in the community.

The HoHoHome competition is hoping to spread some festive cheer and raise money for the hospice at the same time, with a suggested donation of £10 to enter.

The competition is set to be judged by Coronation Street star Sally Carman, who plays Abi Franklin in the soap and is a patron of the hospice.

Trustee and fundraising volunteer, Deborah Lisle said: “Families continue to be cared for by the wonderful team at Bury Hospice and we need to pull together to ensure this continues throughout this very difficult time.

"Decorating your home for Christmas is a fun way to do that and keeps us connected with our neighbours as we take on the challenge”

Rachel Wallace, Head of Fundraising said: “We simply could not do what we do without the support of our community and we’re absolutely delighted that Sally Carman is judging this feel-good fundraiser!”

Sally Carman, who is a Patron of Bury Hospice, said: “As we are all going to be spending more time at home than usual for the next month why not join in the fun, whilst helping support your hospice. Make the most of this chance to brighten up the next few weeks - I cannot wait to see the entries!”

Pictures of the entries will be featured on Bury Hospice social media and their website, while the winners will receive a prize and a certificate.

Sally will choose a winner from each of the following five categories: Our House/Garden display, Children’s Christmas window display, Best street/road/avenue, Best Family Christmas Fancy Dress and 'I made this' (children’s category) .

To enter, select a category or categories, and send a photo entry along with your contact details to fundraising@buryhospice.org.uk titled #HoHoHome competition entry by Monday, December 14th.

Winners will be announced on Friday, December 18. The hospice suggests that entrants make a £10 minimum donation.