Hospice raises £77,000 for families across Waveney


The St Elizabeth Hospice branch in Ipswich, Suffolk. - Credit: St Elizabeth Hospice

A coastal hospice has raised £77,000 for families across Waveney as part of its Christmas campaign, Be a Star.

People were encouraged by St Elizabeth Hospice, which has a base in Beccles and Ipswich, to host their own socially distanced fundraising activities or to donate to the charity directly.

The money raised will contribute towards vital care for people with progressive and life limiting illnesses.


St Elizabeth Hospice Be a Star Christmas campaign. - Credit: St Elizabeth Hospice

Pauline Donkin, Head of Individual Giving and Supporter Care at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “We are so grateful for the fantastic response we have received for Be a Star.

“Christmas is a special time for everyone but especially for the families and patients we care for.

You may also want to watch:

"Illness doesn’t stop during the festive season and via our Ipswich inpatient unit, our nurses in the community and six specialist palliative care beds in Beccles we supported hundreds of patients and their families this Christmas.

"A service we would not be able to provide without the continued support we receive from local communities.”

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus