QD Stores smashes fundraising pledge for the nook appeal

QD Stores smashes fundraising pledge for the nook appeal

Jul 28, 2017

An East Anglian retailer has given the nook appeal a huge boost by donating almost £52,000.

QD Stores signed up to the nook business network in April 2015, pledging to raise £25,000 to help us build a new children’s hospice for families in Norfolk. Since then the company has worked hard with stores across the region, raising money via skydives, bake sales, head shaves, coastal walk challenges, climbing the O2 and much more.

On 12th July, Associate Director of Trading James Collins and Co-ordinator David George from QD Stores presented our fundraiser Sophie Mayes with a cheque for £37,630. This, combined with a cheque for £14,000 presented last year, brings the total raised by the discount retailer to £51,630.

James says: “At QD Stores we are delighted to support the nook appeal. We set out to raise £25,000 and we are all over the moon that we have doubled our target. Our customers have also been brilliant in helping us in our quest to raise money for this excellent cause. We’ve had collections tubs at tills across our 45 stores and garden centres, and we have also been able to donate some of the money from the sale of our carrier bags.”

The team at QD are now looking to their next challenge and will be joining in with our Heroic fundraising event on 23rd September. Members of staff will brave mud, water and a few other surprises along the way as they take on our 5km obstacle course at Old Buckenham.

For more details about Heroic click here.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • 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 has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’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
  • 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

The Treehouse

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


Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

The Nook

Pigot Lane, Framingham Earl
Norfolk, NR14 7PX