Paul Lambert presents Ipswich kits to children supported by EACH

Paul Lambert presents Ipswich kits to children supported by EACH

Mar 29, 2019

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert and first-team coach Matt Gill visited EACH yesterday to meet children supported by the charity who will be joining them as mascots for their game against Hull City.

Maddison Tate, 11, and sister Imogen, eight, Henry Barnard, five, and brother George, seven, and George Woodward, seven, and cousin Dougie Marjoram, six, will be those accompanying Town players onto the pitch tomorrow.

They were all joined at The Treehouse,by staff from Bovis Homes, the company sponsoring EACH’s zip-sliding fundraiser at Portman Road on Friday, 31 May.

Paul says: “It was great to meet the children and see how excited they are about being mascots. Visits like this are extremely important and I really hope everyone involved enjoys the experience.”

Candice McCabe, from Bovis Homes, says: “We’re delighted to be teaming up with EACH and are really looking forward to the zip-sliding event in May. Our team at Ribbans Park has visited the hospice and seen the amazing work they do, and it’s a privilege to be linked to such an amazing charity. It’s a cause we’re keen to support and we’re also busy collecting charity bags from across the region to help raise further funds.”

The zip-sliding fundraiser will see people whizzing 440ft (130m) across the pitch, at a height of 100ft (31m), from the top tier of the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand to the bottom of the Sir Bobby Robson Stand. Registration is £35 and EACH suggests participants raise £100 in sponsorship.

Those wishing to be part of the zip slide experience must be at least 12 years old. For more information about it and to buy tickets, visit

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  • 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
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
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The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS


Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB


Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH