Healthcare organisation Provide Community donates £5,000 to thank EACH for the support it provides the Sadler family

A social enterprise has donated £5,000 to support the children’s hospice caring for an inspirational eight-year-old from Colchester. Healthcare organisation Provide Community presented a cheque to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), as a thank you for the support it provides the Sadler family.

Erin Sadler has a number of complex health conditions and is a regular visitor to EACH’s hospice in Ipswich, The Treehouse. Mum Helen has previously championed the charity, including being interviewed during a media launch day for last year’s Happy Christmas Ipswich comedy spectacular at the Ipswich Regent.

A powerful film about Erin, who lives in Ipswich Road, was shown during the interval of the show, which raised more than £90,000. As part of a new funding initiative, Provide Community asked members to nominate a series of charities to receive individual grants, with EACH being put forward by learning and development administrator Sarah Newman.

Sarah said: “I nominated EACH to say thank you for the support they give to the Sadler family. Erin Sadler was diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) in 2017. This is an autoimmune disease which causes the body’s own immune system to attack and kill its own platelets.

“In response to many people asking if they could buy Erin a Christmas gift, her mum said they would much rather the money go towards supporting EACH, so it can continue supporting other young people in need of support.”

EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. In addition to The Treehouse, it has hospices at Milton, near Cambridge, and at Framingham Earl, just outside Norwich.

It also has 44 shops scattered across East Anglia, including two in Colchester and others in Clacton, Dovercourt and Halstead. Rachel Dally, corporate fundraising assistant, said: “Thank you to the staff at Provide for nominating EACH. Their generosity will help us continue supporting children and young people with life-threatening conditions, and their families, in Essex and across East Anglia.”

Rachel (right) is pictured with Provide community volunteer co-ordinator Lorraine Pendleton.


Notes to Editors

“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 or call the Norfolk fundraising office on 01508 500894.

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