VPS Evander pays for a day of care and support from EACH across Norfolk

VPS Evander pays for a day of care and support from EACH across Norfolk

Oct 13, 2017

VPS Evander has paid for a day of care and support from EACH across Norfolk.

It costs us £5,300 a day to deliver its service in the county and Norwich-based home improvements company VPS Evander, which has a residential arm that trades as VPS247, has in fact managed to exceed that target, raising a phenomenal £6,119.84.

The company has been supporting us since June 2016 and has done all sorts to raise money. The list of its events and activities includes a ‘borrow or buy’ book service, a Santa run, a Christmas fayre, Zumba classes, a dress-down day and member of staff Chloe Foreman’s incredible 260km (162-mile) sled across Lapland.

VPS Evander paid for us to provide its service in Norfolk yesterday (Thursday, 12 October) and, to celebrate, members of staff were given a tour of the charity’s Quidenham hospice.

The business said: “VPS247 is a national company but we’ve been an active member of the local community in Norwich, with our head office there for over 30 years, and we're incredibly impressed by the work EACH does. We're very proud to support it.”

Sophie Mayes says: “A big thank you to everyone at VPS Evander for their efforts and we look forward to hopefully continuing our relationship into the future.”

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  • 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
  • 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
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • 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
  • 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 play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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

The Treehouse

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


Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB


Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH