A GRIEVING family from Bracknell turned on their Christmas lights in memory of their brother who died three years ago.

Dan Elkington from Priestwood held a switch on event with his family on November 1 to commemorate his brother Alex who died in October 2016.

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The 28-year-old said: "It means a lot to my family. As my brother was disabled, my mum and dad had to care for him 24/7 so they seem lost without him.

"Holding a Christmas switch on gives them something to look forward to each year and gives them a bit of hope."

Alex had cerebral palsy and was 22 when he died.

He was described by his brother as a "happy" person who was always "smiling and never crying".

Ever since his death, the family have been brought together and are a lot closer.

Dan said: "Alex loved Christmas, it's a magical time and everyone always comes together at this time of year.

"Last week, we held a switch on event as it was the anniversary of his death on the 19th but we want to hold another one to raise awareness."

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In recent years, there have been up to 40 people turn up to support the family and watch the Christmas lights.

Residents have also made donations to Make A Wish charity, which granted Alex his dying wish to visit Disneyland Paris.