“EACH is a wonderful charity and I was humbled to be shown around the hospice, to see where the money would be spent” – generous Chestnut pub-goers raise more than £10,000

Generous diners clubbed together to cook up a tasty treat for charity.

The Chestnut Group, which has 16 pubs with rooms across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, donated all bill donations during the busy festive season to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

When settling up, customers had the chance to make a contribution to the charity. A running total was kept and the final total across the company’s portfolio was an incredible £10,100.

Head of Marketing Tori Dexter delivered a cheque when being shown around EACH’s Milton hospice by Corporate Fundraiser Hannah Forbester.

Tori said: “We were delighted with the amount of money raised and would like to thank all our guests who donated so generously.

“EACH is a wonderful charity and I was humbled to be shown around the hospice, to see where the money would be spent. With the number of families needing support increasing each year, we hope to continue working together with future fundraising.”

Chestnut has seven properties in Suffolk, four in Norfolk, three in Cambridgeshire and two in Essex.

Hannah said: “It’s an amazing amount of money and our sincere thanks go to Chestnut and all the customers who donated so generously over Christmas. We’re very grateful to them for rolling out this initiative and pleased to have them on board supporting us.

“Their values are very much in line with ours and, like us, they are very family and community-orientated.”

EACH, which supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions, has three hospices – Milton, The Treehouse, in Ipswich, and The Nook, in Framingham Earl, near Norwich.

Notes to Editors

“EACH has made us all feel part of an extended family and, thanks to staff and fellow families, we’re not alone with problems. We always leave The Treehouse feeling positive, stronger and thankful.”

  • 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 £5.8 million from fundraising and £6.5 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 Princess of Wales.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds,visit each.org.uk or call our Suffolk fundraisers on 01473 917965.

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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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