EACH’s vintage stall will be among the highlights of Cherry Hinton’s Jubilee celebrations

Staff and volunteers from a village charity shop are stepping back in time for the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations. The team from Cherry Hinton’s East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) store will be running a vintage stall when the community comes together in early June. There will be a nostalgic theme and the EACH stall will be in the village leisure centre on Saturday, 4th June.

Other highlights on the day will be a children’s entertainer, a storytelling tent with a free children’s book giveaway, an arts and crafts area, crown-making workshops, a board game area, a community café, a treasure trail and a history display. Other details are still being finalised.

Cherry Hinton shop manager Jenny Kearney said: “We’re pleased to have been invited to run a stall. It’s something we’ve become known for in the village, having previously had a very well-received vintage corner within our shop. It took a while to plan and even longer to gather the right stock, but we were very happy with the way it turned out.

“We still have some beautiful vintage stock to show and sell and it’s exciting to be part of what’s sure to be a very special weekend. It’ll be great to join the rest of our community and celebrate the Jubilee together.”

Cherry Hinton’s Jubilee celebrations will get underway with a themed afternoon of music, decorations, entertainment and homemade cake on Friday, 3rd June. The vintage tearoom will be open in the leisure centre from 2pm until 5pm and there will be a ‘Cake Fit for a Queen’ competition. Meanwhile, EACH’s Cherry Hinton shop recently celebrated its fifth birthday, having opened over Easter 2017.

“We had a sale and a little party,” added Jenny. “We dressed our window to tell everyone we were celebrating and it was lovely to hand out five-year service awards to two of our fantastic volunteers, Shirley Scott and Christine Woodhouse.”

EACH, which supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions, has a hospice in Milton. It relies heavily on profits generated from its 44 shops and this year alone, in terms of retail income, needs to raise £6.5 million.

In addition to Cherry Hinton, there are six more EACH shops in Cambridgeshire – Histon Road and Cherry Hinton Road, both in Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Soham and Whittlesey.

To find out more about volunteering in one of them, head to www.each.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering or email volunteerservices@each.org.uk

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Notes to Editors

“We’d heard about EACH and knew they were a fantastic cause that had supported families we knew, but we never thought we’d be the ones that needed them! Sadly, as fantastic as it is, their service will always be required, and every child who needs their help deserves to have it.”

  • 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 or call the Norfolk fundraising office on 01508 500894.

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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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