Festive fun in Cambridgeshire raises vital money for children’s charity

Festive fun in Cambridgeshire raises vital money for children’s charity

Dec 20, 2017

Supporters of EACH have been getting well and truly in the Christmas spirit by taking part in a series of festive fundraisers.

We began the month by hosting a special concert at Trinity College Chapel, where members of Cambridge, St Neots and Huntingdon Rock Choirs sung whilst special guest Ian de Massini played the organ. They were listened to by a sell-out audience of 325, who helped raise over £10,000.

We have held more traditional carol services in St John the Baptist Church, Peterborough and All Saints Church, St Ives recently, those raising £840. The charity will hold its final service in Milton tomorrow night.

Grace Nalty, says: “We were thrilled to have so many join us in Cambridge for a fantastic performance by Rock Choir members and are now enjoying our more traditional carol services across the county.”

Meanwhile, employees of Granta Park and Cambridge Science Park have been raising money by donning their best red overalls and white beards.

Over 215 from the former, along with two dogs, took part in an inflatable Santa Run. There was also a tombola, mince pies and choir from Great Abington Primary School for participants to enjoy. The event raised £3,300 and counting.

From the latter, over 140 braved torrid weather to take part in a Santa Run last week. The Royal Society of Chemistry provided over 50 volunteers and its choir a musical accompaniment. JezO’s Events supplied a PA system and Revolution Fitness led the warm-up. Proceedings brought in at least £2,200.

Kellie Charge says: “A massive thank you to Tracy Thomas and Eleanor Miller at Granta Park for all their help, as well as Cambridge Science Park. The support of everyone, particularly given the freezing weather we’ve had, has been fantastic. The two events together have raised more than enough to fund a day of our care and support across Cambridgeshire.”

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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 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 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 helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’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

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