Fancy hitting the road and becoming a volunteer van driver for EACH?

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is on the lookout for volunteers to get involved with its daily van runs.

This often involves supporting one of the existing drivers, based at the charity’s Retail Distribution Centre (RDC) in Thetford.

Supply Chain Manager Roger Leggett said: “Our resources are fully stretched and any extra help would make a massive difference.

“This is the one area where we could really use some extra help.

“We have four vans and three of them take stock to the various EACH shops, which are dotted throughout East Anglia.

“The fourth is used more for furniture runs – both collecting and dropping off – mainly in and around Norwich.

“It might be that someone can drive one of the vans for us, or they might be asked to go along and help and support one of our existing drivers.

“Sometimes it can be hard work and physically demanding, lifting furniture and heavy items on and off the van, and that’s where an extra pair of hands would be invaluable.”

EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and North Essex.

Roger added that the volunteers may also be asked to help pack and unpack vans at RDC.

“We’d love to hear from anyone interested in getting involved and supporting us,” he said.

“It’s an amazing charity and this particular role would really suit anyone who enjoys getting out and about, meeting people and exploring the East Anglian countryside.”

For more information, email Roger.Leggett@each.org.uk or phone 01842 821620.

Roger would also be keen to hear from anyone who might like to take on a different role at RDC. This could involve working in the warehouse, sorting through donations of bric-a-brac, clothing and toys.

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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.

Keep in touch:

www.each.org.uk
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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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