Student Thomas Willoughby-Stones in the Christmas grotto.

A College of West Anglia student has had his Christmas wish granted by Dobbies in King’s Lynn.

Thomas Willoughby-Stones, a foundation student at the Lynn campus, had a life-long ambition to work with lights.

The garden centre, at Tesco on Campbells Meadow,  invited Thomas to switch on the lights at its in-store Christmas grotto and around 20 fellow students, all wearing festive jumpers, went along to watch.

Gemma Doughty, works placement and careers co-ordinator for foundation at the college, said: “When Thomas said his dream job was to work with fairy lights, it was easy to accomplish thanks to the incredible support from Dobbies.

“The switch-on went really well and Thomas’ mum was especially pleased and appreciative of everyone’s efforts.”