A family is once again lighting up their home this Christmas in memory of their late parents and daughter, aiming to raise funds for a charity that is close to their hearts.

Julie and Neil Stout will be lighting up their Purdis Farm home, on the edge of Ipswich, from December 1 until January 5 to support St Elizabeth Hospice, a charity which cared for both Julie’s parents, Jacqueline and William Sparrow.

Ipswich Star: William Sparrow, Jessica Mai and JacquelineWilliam Sparrow, Jessica Mai and Jacqueline (Image: Stout family)

The lights will be a tribute to Julie’s parents, as well as Julie and Neil’s daughter, Jessica Mai, who sadly died in May last year, after giving birth to her second daughter Orla Mai Anne.

Julie said: “All the hospice staff are angels. They made mum, dad and our whole family feel more comfortable and assured during a very difficult time for us.

“After seeing the care given to mum and dad, Jessica and our whole family became hospice supporters, taking part in many fundraising activities to support the hospice, including the annual hospice Christmas Day Dip and its popular Midnight Walk.

Ipswich Star: Stout family lights at Purdis Farm Stout family lights at Purdis Farm (Image: Stout Family)

“Christmas has always been a special time for our family and especially Jessica Mai.

“By organising our fundraising Christmas lights, we are able to continue Jessica Mai’s love for Christmas, while also giving back to the hospice as well, which is very important to us all and we look forward to welcoming all to the launch of our lights on December 1, from 6 pm.”

This is the second year the Stout family will light up their home over the festive period in aid of the hospice.

The funds raised by the Stout family’s Christmas lights this year will go towards St Elizabeth Hospice’s Be a Star Christmas appeal.

Brandon Orton, St Elizabeth Hospice community fundraiser, said: “We are extremely grateful to Julie, Neil and their family for choosing to support the hospice once more this Christmas.

Ipswich Star: Stout family lights at Purdis Farm Stout family lights at Purdis Farm (Image: Stout Family)

“Last year they had a stunning array of Christmas-themed lights, which brought joy to all and we cannot wait to see their festive lights for this year!”

To donate towards the Stout family’s Christmas lights, visit their fundraising page.

To view the Stout family’s Christmas light display, visit 16, Mill Road Drive, Purdis Farm.