Community helps hospice raise over £100,000 for Christmas appeal

St Elizabeth Hospice is thanking the local community for helping its Christmas campaign, Be a Star, raise more than £100,000 for the independent Suffolk charity.

From the Be a Star Matched Giving Week and the hospice’s popular Light up a Life remembrance event through to purchasing items from St Elizabeth Hospice shops or online store, as well as individual fundraisers taking on challenges in aid of the hospice, supporters across East Suffolk through to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, joined with St Elizabeth Hospice to raise this fantastic amount.

With donations still coming in, this year’s Be a Star appeal has already surpassed the £77,000 raised by 2020’s Be a Star appeal, with the 2021 Matched Giving Week raising over £25,000 as local businesses matched every £1 raised by the local community for Be a Star between 30 November and 7 December.

Pauline Donkin

Pauline Donkin, Head of Individual Giving and Supporter Care at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “A massive thank you to all our supporters and local businesses who got behind the Be a Star appeal and helped raise such a phenomenal total for the hospice.

“Christmas is such a special time for all families and the funds raised by Be Star have made a huge difference and helped patients and families under our care be together this Christmas, while still receiving the support they needed, from our team, during very difficult times in their lives.”

The funds raised by the Be a Star appeal will support the hospice’s vital work in providing free services to improve life for people living with a progressive or life-limiting illness throughout East Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney

For more information about the Be a Star appeal visit

To find out more about St Elizabeth Hospice call 01473 723600 or visit

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