14-year old Ollie to open new EACH shop in Cambridge

14-year old Ollie to open new EACH shop in Cambridge

Apr 10, 2019

A 14-year-old boy who receives care and support from East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is set to play a starring role in the opening of the charity’s new shop in Cambridge.

Ollie Duell, who lives with mum Claire, dad Gavin and sister Georgina, 20, will cut the ribbon at the former Hughes premises in Cherry Hinton Road on Thursday, 11 April at 10.00am.

Ollie lives with a complex medical condition that affects his bowel and stomach. 

Claire said: “EACH is such a huge part of our lives now. It’s provides us with much needed care and support through the very bumpy journey that is Ollie's life. They provide much needed respite for Ollie but also a shoulder for us to lean on which is priceless.”

“We’re so pleased to have been asked to attend the opening of the new EACH shop.”

Ollie added: “I’m really looking forward to seeing the new shop. And to open it so people can spend all their money to help children like me!”

The new shop will trade six days a week from Monday to Saturday, offering the same range of high-quality goods customers of existing EACH shops are used to.

It welcomes donations of the following clean and good-quality goods: clothing, bric-a-brac, modern paperbacks, toys, jewellery, DVDs/CDs, household linens, retro and vintage clothes, and small electrical items. These can be dropped off at the new shop from Monday, 8 April.

EACH also needs donations of good-quality furniture and can collect it free of charge if you are unable to transport it yourself. Call 01842 821620 for more information.

Anyone interested in more information on volunteering at the new shop can email volunteerservices@each.org.uk or call Sarah Throssell on 07540 335680.

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  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad

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