Neighbours Christmas lights show raises over £6,200

The residents of Wood Avens Way in Wymondham lit up their estate for the 18th year in a row. They created a stunning lights show, with the hope of putting smiles on faces and raising money for their chosen cause for 2020, our new hospice appeal.

Their efforts saw a final total of £6,279 raised, eclipsing their original £1,000 target and doubling the amount raised last year, to go towards the campaign to provide dozens of specialist palliative care beds in Norwich.

One of the display’s organisers, resident Claire Melton, said she was proud their their efforts have now raised around £24,000 over the years for good causes: “It’s just about getting a balance of raising a lot of money for charity, but not having too many people because you have to weave through all the estate to get to it.”

She added that the group of neighbours were “staggered” by people’s generosity after such a difficult year, and thanked everyone for their kind comments about the lights.

“Thank you so much for your generosity in such hard times, it makes it all worthwhile. We spent a lot of time and effort putting the lights up, but it does make it worthwhile when you see all the nice comments and raise a good amount of money.”

We are incredibly grateful to Claire and her neighbours for choosing our appeal to benefit from the 2020 light display. Thank you to everyone who donated and helped to raise such a fantastic sum to round off a difficult year.