Make your miles count and raise vital funds during EACH’s November Challenge

Pull on your walking boots, lace up your running shoes or jump on your bike – it’s time to go the distance for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

The charity, which cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, is launching its EACH Mile Counts November Challenge for 2021.

The mission is to travel 100 miles during the month of November. You can do it anyway you like, either individually, as a family or as part of a team.

The challenge is free to take part in but participants are asked to try and raise £100.

Becky Redbond, EACH Events Fundraising Manager, said: “Whether you’re a novice or super-fit, this is the challenge for you during November.

“It’s your challenge and you can do it your way – walking, running, cycling or something else. However you choose to do it, make your miles count for EACH. It’s a great way of supporting children living with life-threating conditions, while ticking off an amazing fitness milestone for 2021.

“All we ask is that you try and raise £100 – £1 for every mile covered – and if you hit that target you’ll receive a special medal in the post.”

You can sign up by clicking HEREThis takes you straight to a JustGiving page that is already linked to the EACH Mile Counts November Challenge.

Then you can start fundraising but make sure you add your challenge details so everyone knows what challenge you are taking on.

You can track your distance using an app on your phone, smart watch or other device and you could link your Strava app to the JustGiving page, to keep friends and family updated on your progress.

Becky added: “The extending pressure of the pandemic means our care is more important than ever. Families who’ve been shielding and self-isolating become exhausted from providing care alone.

“We’ve adapted the delivery of many services to continue supporting families in different and innovative ways, including online counselling, music and art therapy, online groups for bereavement and so much more.

“Money raised from this challenge will make an enormous difference and help children, young people and families across East Anglia.”

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Notes to Editors

“Without EACH I really don’t believe we would have made it this far together as a family. They make a really hard time just that little easier to deal with.”

  • We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
  • We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies – at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
  • Our family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling, all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
  • We are recognised as leaders in our field, with a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation.
  • We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and this year need to raise £5.5 million from fundraising and £5.4 million in income from our shops. The year before the pandemic we received just 16% of our total income from statutory sources.
  • EACH Royal Patron – Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds, visit www.each.org.uk

The extending pressure of the pandemic means our care is more important than ever

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For further information about this release please contact:

Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 | Matt.Plummer@each.org.uk

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