Abseil down Colchester’s historic Town Hall for EACH

Abseil down Colchester’s historic Town Hall for EACH

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Charity supporters with a head for heights will soon have the chance to abseil down Colchester’s historic Town Hall.

Those taking the 150ft-plus (46m-plus) plunge on Sunday, 29 April will be raising money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Lesa Barker, EACH Head of Regional Fundraising, said: “We’re really excited to be holding our abseil at such an iconic building and participants are assured of some spectacular rooftop views.

“Places are limited, so please make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. We have various time slots available between 9am and 5pm.”

Town Hall, in High Street, is a Grade I listed building designed in 1897 by John Belcher. It is ordinarily used for a range of meetings and functions.

Those taking part must be aged 12 or older. Entry is £25 and as part of this fundraising challenge participants will have a sponsorship target of £100. Online registration closes at 9am on 24 April.

All money raised will help EACH continue caring for children and young people with life-threatening conditions, and supporting their families.

To sign up, go to www.each.org.uk. For more information, call EACH’s Suffolk and East Essex fundraising office on 01473 917964 or email treehouse@each.org.uk.

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Notes to Editors

“I cannot imagine our lives without EACH now and I sometimes wish we hadn't let the fear of the word hospice put us off for so long. We’re truly grateful for the constant support we receive.”

  • 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), Quidenham (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 each year need to raise more than £5 million from fundraising and £2.5 million from our shops. We also need to raise £10 million to develop our hospice services in Norfolk, including a new hospice.
  • 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
  • Keep in touch:

www.each.org.uk
www.twitter.com/EACH_hospices
www.facebook.com/EACHhospices

For further information about this release please contact:
Michael Jarvis | Press & media officer | (01842) 764556 | 07738 328058 | michael.jarvis@each.org.uk

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  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS

Milton

Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

Quidenham

Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH