“We’re fortunate to have such outstanding public support and these phenomenal funds will make a huge difference to our vital work” – EACH’s Christmas tree recycling service looks set to raise more than £27,000

A Christmas tree recycling service organised by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) looks set to raise more than £27,000.

The environmentally-friendly initiative, held in partnership with Just Helping, saw teams of staff and volunteers collect and recycle trees from homes across Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.

In return, residents were asked to make a donation and this year’s net income is on target to raise in excess of £27,000 – smashing last year’s total of £22,500.

“We were delighted with the increased registrations this year, meaning nearly 500 more trees were collected,” said EACH Community Fundraising Manager Tina Burdett.

“We also saw an increase in the average donation given, so our sincere thanks go to everyone who signed up for the service, given the continuing cost of living crisis.

“The initiative was a magnificent success and we’re fortunate to have such outstanding public support. These phenomenal funds will make a huge difference to our vital work.

“I must also thank the armies of community and corporate volunteers who rolled up their sleeves and helped us.

“It was an amazing team effort and this achievement wouldn’t have been possible without them.”

The collections took place on 11th and 12th January in Norfolk, Suffolk and the Ely area and 12th and 13th January in the Huntingdon area.

The service covered a large number of postcodes, including Norwich, Wymondham and Dereham, in Norfolk, Ely, St Ives and St Neots, in Cambridgeshire, and Hadleigh across to Felixstowe, up to Stowmarket and Halesworth, in Suffolk.

Adrian Flux kindly sponsored the Norfolk Christmas tree recycling and Jackson Civil Engineering sponsored the project in Suffolk.

“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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