A Suffolk hospice has hailed the support of communities across Great Yarmouth and Waveney in backing an appeal to help people with life-limiting illnesses.

St Elizabeth Hospice provides vital care to more than 1,150 people living with progressive and life-limiting illnesses and their families across East Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney.

And after the independent Suffolk charity launched its Christmas campaign - Be a Star - the community rallied to help raise more than £128,000.

Lowestoft Journal: The Be a Star appeal logoThe Be a Star appeal logo (Image: St Elizabeth Hospice)

This smashed the £100,000 raised by 2021’s Be a Star appeal.

From events such as the Be a Star Matched Giving Week and the hospice’s popular Light up a Life remembrance event through to individual fundraisers taking on challenges, supporters across East Suffolk, Yarmouth and Lowestoft joined in to raise this fantastic amount.

Pauline Donkin, head of individual giving and supporter care at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: "A big thank you to everyone who supported our Be a Star appeal, you all made a difference to St Elizabeth Hospice this Christmas."