18:54 November 26, 2021
It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas on a well-named Lowestoft street.
The residents of Christmas Lane show their community spirit by joining forces to decorate and light up their homes to benefit East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH).
The Christmas lights will be turned on during a big lighting event in early December where they will then be turned on from 4:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. every night, to help spread the holiday cheer and raise essential funds for EVERYONE.
Denise Bretton, one of the residents, said: “We are very proud of our Christmas exhibit.
“It’s been happening for years and more and more people seem to be coming each time.
“However, this is the first year that we have been fundraising and when we launched the idea among the residents, everyone was eager to support EACH.
“We all agreed that we wanted to support a local charity and an organization that benefits children, especially at this magical time of year.
“This is a special cause and we want to collect as much as possible, working together to make Christmas a little better and more bearable for children, youth and families supported across East Anglia.
“We put in a lot of effort and spend a lot of money, but it’s worth it if people appreciate our exposure and give generously, knowing that what they give makes a difference. “
Denise admits that she and others are “swept away” by their screens, which feature thousands of twinkling lights and everything from stars and bells to snowmen and Santa Claus.
Fourteen households participate and it takes hours for the postings to be completed.
Laura Southcott, EACH fundraising assistant for Norfolk, said: “It seems so special and it is an extremely kind gesture from the people of Christmas Lane.
“We hope people enjoy the illuminations knowing that the money they donate will help us provide care and support for children and youth with life-threatening illnesses, and their families, across the country. Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex. ”