A towering Christmas tree at a Gorleston home is drawing admiring glances while raising funds for charity at the same time.

The Christmas tree is an annual feature at the Beccles Road home of Luke and Emily Marsden.

The couple have put up a tree for eight years, with the last three years having a fundraising element.

This year donations from people admiring the festive display will go towards the Alzheimers' Society as a family member has the disease.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: The Christmas tree has become a temporary Gorleston landmarkThe Christmas tree has become a temporary Gorleston landmark (Image: Emily Marsden)

It took the couple more than a day to put up the tree and they hope to raise £1,000.

The two previous years raised £662 and £920.

Mrs Marsden, 33 and a mother of two, said: "We love that it brings a smile to people’s faces."

It follows the family tradition of having a giant outdoor Christmas tree started by Mr Marsden's parents, who now live in Station Road, Ormesby and who had lived in Beccles Road, Gorleston.

Donations can be made via the Justgiving website. Visit www.justgiving.com and search for Emily Marsden.