Talented Hillmorton boy spent weeks building sleigh from scratch - now he wants you to enjoy it

A talented boy from Hillmorton is spreading Christmas cheer with a handmade sleigh he spent his school holidays building from scratch.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 11:07 am
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 12:55 pm
Talented Jacob in the sleigh he built from scratch.

And Jacob Taylor, 13, would love people of all ages to come and see the sleigh for themselves.

He spent his six-week summer holiday building the sleigh from sheets of wood, and he painted it through the October school holidays.

Impressively, Jacob designed and built the sleigh with no help from adults.

And every year Jacob saves his pocket money to buy more Christmas lights to display outside his family’s Elms Drive home.

His mum, Michelle, said: “Our son Jacob is autistic (PDA) and has life threatening medical condition .

“He does not enjoy Christmas day as the change, surprises and demands are too much. But the lights are what makes his Christmas.

The fantastic display has attracted much attention from residents, and Jacob is welcoming people to come and sit in the sleigh and take pictures.

Michelle said: “We’ve had people parking up in cars to have a look – but if people want to sit in it and take pictures they are very welcome to.”

A collection box for Rugby Autism Network has been placed next to the sleigh for anyone wishing to help.

“Whether you donate or not, you’re very welcome to come and enjoy the sleigh,” Michelle added.