Hair goes nothing! Adie’s head shave helps raise more than £1,500 for EACH

Kind-hearted Adie Fiddy proved a cut above after braving the shave and raising hundreds of pounds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

The sponsored event was among the highlights of a successful fundraising day at Wymondham Sports Bar.

There was also a bumper raffle during the afternoon while in the evening, punters donated money to pick songs on the jukebox.

All proceeds went to EACH and a cheque for £1,540 was handed to Community Fundraiser Tim Jenkins by bar manager Ryan Parfitt and landlady Nikki Francis.

Ryan, who has been managing the bar for three years, said: “It was the first time we’ve held a charity night but great fun and very successful.

“We were thrilled to collect so much and that was largely down to Adie, who raised between £700 and £800.

“He was a really good sport. It’s not the first time he’s had his head shaved and he’s already growing it for another fundraiser next year.

“We’d also like to say thanks to all our customers, who turned out in force and got in the spirit of the day.

“Big thanks must also go to the business community in Wymondham, who between them donated around 30 prizes for our raffle.”

Ryan said the organisers were particularly thankful to customers Kim Woodbine and Jonathan Wickham, who helped organise the fundraiser on 16th October.

“A lot of time and effort went into arranging the event and it was a big joint-effort,” added Ryan.

“It was great supporting such a fantastic, worthwhile cause by organising something right here in the heart of our community.”

EACH provides care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Norfolk.

It has three hospices, including one at The Nook, in Framingham Earl.

Ends

It was great supporting such a fantastic, worthwhile cause by organising something right here in the heart of our community.

Notes to Editor

“We’d heard about EACH and knew they were a fantastic cause that had supported families we knew, but we never thought we’d be the ones that needed them! Sadly, as fantastic as it is, their service will always be required, and every child who needs their help deserves to have it.”

  • We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
  • We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies – at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
  • Our family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling, all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
  • We are recognised as leaders in our field, with a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation.
  • We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and this year need to raise £5.5 million from fundraising and £5.4 million in income from our shops. The year before the pandemic we received just 16% of our total income from statutory sources.
  • EACH Royal Patron – Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds, visit www.each.org.uk or call the Norfolk fundraising office on 01508 500894.

Keep in touch:

www.each.org.uk

www.twitter.com/EACH_hospices

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www.instagram.com/eachhospices

www.linkedin.com/company/eachhospices

 

For further information about this release please contact:

Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 | Matt.Plummer@each.org.uk

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