Dobbies has granted a Christmas wish to a student thanks to a Lynn garden centre. Thomas Willoughby-Stones has had a life-long ambition to work with Christmas lights.
And part of that dream was made possible when managers of the centre, on the Hardwick Retail Park, allowed him to turn on the lights for their in-store Christmas grotto.
Around 20 of his fellow students, all donning Christmas jumpers, joined him for the big moment. Gemma Doughty, the College of West Anglia’s works placement and careers co-ordinator, said: “When Thomas said his dream job was to work with fairy lights, it was easy to accomplish thanks to the support of Dobbies.”