Did you see a Suffolk Santa?

Hospice supporters across the county dressed as Father Christmas on Friday 9th December to raise thousands of pounds for the Hospice.

Santas are asked to collect donations from their friends, colleagues, neighbours, relatives or community groups any time between 8am and 8pm.

Among those who took part were:

  • Capellis Hairdressers
  • Parcel Force
  • Suffolk New College
  • Posh Hairdressers


  • East of England Co-op


  • The Oaks Nursery
  • Mannings Amusements


  • Rackhams Hairdressers


  • Asda
  • Customer Service Direct (CSD)
  • Posh Hairdressers

Needham Market

  • Orwell Housing

There were also Santas on the Cornhill in Ipswich, Capel St Mary, Hadleigh High Street, St Judes Tavern in Ipswich and Hamilton Road in Felixstowe.

Suffolk Santas’ event organiser Emily Sullivan of St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “For one day only Suffolk Santas took to the streets spreading goodwill and collecting donations to help give St Elizabeth Hospice a Christmas gift of care.
“This is a simple yet fun way of raising money to help us continue to provide specialist services and support. By collecting just £65, each Santa will be funding five minutes of St Elizabeth Hospice care.”

The Santas progress was tracked throughout the day on St Elizabeth Hospice’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people living in Suffolk with a progressive illness. The Hospice is an independent charity which provides services free of charge and costs £6.6 million a year to run. It relies heavily on the support of the local community and more than three quarters of its income is generated by the public including from fundraising events like Suffolk Santas.

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