One of the most popular Christmas lights displays in Horsham raised more than £8,000 for charity, but will not return this year.
Chris and Julie Clark transformed their Meadow Farm Lane home into a winter wonderland for the Make-A-Wish Foundation for the eighth time.
They raised £8,624.50 for the charity, more than double the figure from the 2012 display.
Chris said: “I’m amazed. I’ve got to be honest, when we did £4,000 last year I said to my wife ‘we are not going to double that’.
“There was a real steady flow of traffic and pedestrians outside the front of the house every night.
“Even on the stormy nights we raised a lot of money.”
However, despite the success of the lights, Chris confirmed the display will not be back this winter.
He said: “This year was our last year. It is just getting too much for us.
“We lost so many lights in storms over Christmas that we’ve had to throw a load away because they were damaged beyond repair.
“It would cost us a fortune, we can’t afford to keep doing it. It is basically taking over our lives.”
Chris and Julie have raised more than £17,000 for Cancer Research UK and Make-A-Wish over the last eight years.
Chris added: “We just want to thank everybody, from the bottom of our hearts.
“Julie and I are fully committed to carrying on the fundraising for Make-A-Wish through other events.”