Matched Giving week gives over £25,000 boost to Be a Star appeal

St Elizabeth Hospice is thanking the local community for helping its annual Matched Giving week raise a staggering £25,920 for the hospice’s Christmas appeal, Be a Star.

Running between 30th November to 7th December, Matched Giving week saw every £1, up to a total of £11,000 raised for Be a Star by the local community, matched by the generosity of businesses in the area.

Liz Baldwin, Corporate and Sponsorship Fundraising Manager at St Elizabeth Hospice, explained: “Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our Be a Star appeal during Matched Giving week, and a huge thank you to all the businesses who helped raise such a fantastic total.

“As always the whole hospice team are so grateful for the community’s continued generosity, it is just brilliant. All the funds raised will make a big difference to the families under our care this festive period, which for some may by their last Christmases spent together.”

On average, every Christmas, the hospice provides vital care to more than 865 people living with progressive and life-limiting illnesses and their families across East Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney, for many of whom it will be their last Christmas spent together.

Through Be a Star, the charity is encouraging the community to support the hospice during this very special time of year and help staff ensure patients and families can have the Christmas they deserve and every donation towards the Be a Star and Matched Giving appeals will make a difference to this service.

Find out how to support the Be a Star appeal by visiting or call 01473 723600.

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