An Oxfordshire hamlet aims to raise thousands for the homeless with its Christmas light switch on.

The small hamlet of Besselsleigh near Cumnor raises around £1500 a year by turning on their Christmas lights and this year they are doing it a week early at 6.30pm on Saturday December 5.

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The money raised will go to the nominated charity Oxfordshire Homeless.

Donations can be made in cash via the donation box in the middle of the hamlet or via a card machine in the window of the Greyhound pub on the A420.