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An annual Christmas window display raised a personal-best sum for two charities.

Lighting up Double Street in Framlingham ever year, the event raised £1,536.24, comfortably beating the £940 from the previous year.

Based on the theme of advent, with one window revealed each day in the lead-up to Christmas, the displays made for a rich tapestry of festive fun.

Framlingham, Suffolk, 05/12/2020..Each house along Double Street is decorating a window, with the displays to be revealed each day during advent to raise money for charity, pictured are Jane Hobbs and Gill Knights...Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography. (43891338)
Framlingham, Suffolk, 05/12/2020..Each house along Double Street is decorating a window, with the displays to be revealed each day during advent to raise money for charity, pictured are Jane Hobbs and Gill Knights...Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography. (43891338)

Organiser Gill Knights, 68, said: “We’ve been told the displays were fantastic. The fact that so many people expressed their enjoyment made us all feel that the effort was worthwhile.”

The final fundraising tally was calculated after the displays were taken down on January 3, with almost £1,300 raised via collection boxes along the road. A further £100 came from a single donation and £139.50 from the sale of face masks.

This helped the event to raise the unexpected figure, which will be distributed between St Elizabeth Hospice and the Tear Fund Lebanon Appeal.

Mrs Knights added: “Donations have increased year on year since we started as more people know of the event. This year, there was little else on, which helped us raise a little more.”



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