Go Ape fundraising brings in more than £1,600 for children’s hospice

Go Ape fundraising brings in more than £1,600 for children’s hospice

Feb 01, 2018

EACH have received over £1,600 after a year of fundraising by staff and visitors of Go Ape at Thetford Forest.

The outdoor adventure company held various on-site competitions, bake sales and more. Its backing of us also extended to hosting a group of families supported by the charity for a day in June.

Victoria Herbert, Go Ape Site Manager, says: “The team unanimously voted to support EACH as their charity for 2017 after hearing about its work. Everyone got into the fundraising spirit, with many evenings spent baking biscuits and cake decorating. It was also lovely to be able to spend time chatting to families who visited us and to feel like we were doing something to help.”

Sophie Mayes, says: “We were delighted to receive not only £1,612 from Go Ape last year, but also the opportunity for some of our families to spend a day at its Thetford site. A big thank you to staff.”

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  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad

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