“Everyone got wet and muddy and all in the name of fun, for a great cause” – EACH’s Piglet Junior Hog raises more than £30,000

Fun-loving fundraisers tackled obstacles, got soaking wet and waded through mud to show their support for a leading children’s hospices. The Piglet Junior Hog was organised by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and raised more than £31,000.

Nearly 1,000 people signed up for the popular obstacle course, held at Wantisden Hall, in Wantisden Valley, Woodbridge. It was a four-kilometre challenge, open to those wishing to run with children and their family, or those looking for a shorter route than EACH’s adults-only Whole Hog, in October.

EACH events manager Becky Redbond said: “It was a huge success and we were absolutely delighted to raise more than £31,000. “Everyone enjoyed themselves and everywhere I went there were big smiles and the sound of laughter.

“Children and adults alike had fun tackling more than 20 obstacles. They got wet and muddy and it was all in the name of fun, for a great cause. They money raised will make a big difference and events like this are a vital income stream for our organisation, which supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.”

Entrants took part in five separate waves, starting at 9.30am. The last was at 11.30am. Everyone who took part received a t-shirt and medal. There are more big dates to come in EACH’s events calendar, including the Norwich Bubble Rush, on 16th July.

Then comes the Huntingdon Splash Out!, on 17th September, and The Whole Hog adult obstacle event, on 9th October. “There are still some real highlights and big dates to look forward to this year,” added Becky.

“As well as being great fun, these events raise much-needed funds for our charity and I’d encourage anyone interested to get in touch, sign up and join in the fun.”

For more information about any of the above, head here. EACH has three hospices, including The Treehouse, in Ipswich.

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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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www.each.org.uk
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www.instagram.com/eachhospices
www.linkedin.com/company/eachhospices

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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