“It’s definitely something I’d recommend and just giving up a few hours will make an enormous difference” – EACH is looking for extra volunteers to help out at its Bubble Rush and Piglet fundraisers

A leading children’s charity is searching for fun-loving volunteers to help ensure the smooth-running of two key fundraising events.

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) has big dates in the diary next month – its first-ever Newmarket Bubble Rush, on 7th July, and The Piglet Junior Hog, near Woodbridge, on 14th July.

The latter is a family-friendly, muddy obstacle course and hundreds of people are expected across the showpiece events – both a vital way of raising much-needed funds.

However, EACH is short of volunteers and keen to hear from anyone willing to lend a hand, get involved and share the fun.

The call-out comes during national Volunteers’ Week – a celebration that started on Monday and runs until Sunday, with the theme being ’40 years of volunteers’.

“In the spirit of Volunteers’ Week, we’d love to hear from anyone keen to join us at either or both events,” said Events Manager Becky Redbond.

“We’re a little low at the moment and need sufficient numbers to ensure they go ahead and run smoothly.

“It’s definitely something I’d recommend and just giving up a few hours will make an enormous difference.

“These events are huge fun and I guarantee anyone who helps will have a brilliant time and meet some fantastic people – both fellow volunteers and our lovely participants.

“We’d be so grateful to anyone able to help, or, if you can’t, please spread the word to family and friends.”

The Newmarket Bubble Rush is taking place at The Links.

The course features four bubble stations along a 2.5km route. Participants can do one lap or double their enjoyment by completing the circuit twice.

Each bubble station has a cannon which will pump out coloured foam to create a four-foot deep bubble bath.

The Piglet Junior Hog, meanwhile, is being held at Wantisden Hall, in Woodbridge.

Families have the chance to tackle wacky obstacles, water and mud.

More than 1,300 people signed up last year – in the process raising a staggering £48,500, which smashed the 2022 total of £31,000.

Potential volunteers can get in touch by heading here, while participants still have time to sign up for both events by clicking here.

“My advice would be to get in quick,” added Becky.

“As well as being enormous fun, these events are a vital source of fundraising income, allowing us to continue our important work supporting families and caring for children across East Anglia.

“By signing up, people are directly making a difference – raising incredible figures – and we’re hoping for more record-breaking success in the months ahead.”

Volunteers’ Week is a chance to recognise the contribution people make within their communities and is supported by small, grassroots organisations, as well as larger, household-name charities.

Anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering for EACH can email volunteerservices@each.org.uk. Alternatively, click here.

Find our notes to editors here.

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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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