Neighbours who have set up a Christmas display for a good cause said the response received has been “absolutely phenomenal”.

They have also thanked businesses in the area for covering their energy bills.

The residents in Saxifrage Way, Worthing, have been setting up Christmas lights since 2020 to raise money for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.

Liam, one of the residents, said the service is one “we cannot afford to lose”.

Speaking of the support received, Liam said: “The reception of the display being back again this year has been absolutely phenomenal.

The Argus: Lights in Saxifrage WayLights in Saxifrage Way

“Many people didn’t know whether we were going to be back this year due to the huge increase in electric prices, we didn’t think we would go ahead however, we have been extremely lucky to have been sponsored by some amazing businesses within Worthing.”

The companies that helped sponsor the display are Jim Jam’s Bakes and Barista, The Foxx Inn Patching, D.M Electrical Services, Worthing Lions, Zeera Worthing and A Star Waste Management.

Liam added: “Without these companies supporting and sponsoring our display, the event just wouldn’t be possible, so we’ve got them to thank for it.

"The community far and wide have come to support the display and the Air Ambulance KSS with big smiles and happiness, it’s become and annual trip for many people to see the display as a family and have photos, making those lifetime Christmas memories.

The Argus: Businesses in the area have supported them with energy billsBusinesses in the area have supported them with energy bills

“In just five days thanks to the generosity of those who have already visited we’ve raised just over £400 which is so incredible taking into account money is extremely tight for so many, so we really can’t thank people enough for the support.”

In the last two years, the neighbours raised more than £10,000.

The display this year will every day until January 1 from 4.30pm until 9.30pm.

This year, they understand that money is “extremely tight” for people but have set a target of £1,000.

For more information on their fundraising effort, visit Saxifrage Way Christmas Lights on Facebook.