“Hopefully the opportunity to raise funds and show support for such a wonderful charity will give members even more reason to donate” – EACH is set to benefit from a popular summer ball

A popular summer ball being organised by an association of retired and semi-retired professional and business people is set to raise funds for charity.

The Frinton, Walton and District Probus Club is staging its annual ball at Frinton Golf Club on Friday, 11th August. The event supports a charity of the president’s choice and this year’s beneficiary is East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

President Len Parton nominated EACH after being inspired by its new shop in Connaught Avenue, Frinton. Speaker Secretary Mike Woodward said: “We have monthly meetings and social events throughout the year, with the main event being our summer ball.

“In more recent years we’ve been raising funds for charity, and it comes from proceeds of our raffle, in addition to any surplus money after costs have been taken into account.

“We’ve already sold more than 60 tickets and we’ve previously raised between £400 and £500. We’ll also have collection pots on the night, so more will hopefully follow.

“We’re looking forward to another fantastic night and more live music from The Revival Band. Hopefully the opportunity to raise funds and show support for such a wonderful charity will give members even more reason to donate.”

Previous charities to benefit are Cancer Research UK, National Animal Welfare Trust and Medical Detection Dogs. A cheque presentation will take place at the Probus Club’s special lunch in January 2024.

The Probus Club’s objective is to promote social contact and fellowship among its members.

Membership is open to professionals and businessmen who have fully retired, are near retirement or are partially retired from their normal profession or business.

Anyone interested in joining this friendly club, and who would like more information, should contact recruitment officer Ian Stansfield on 07917 191632.

EACH’s Frinton shop opened in May, with the ribbon being cut by Pat Mack and 15-year-old son Callum Van-as. The pair, who live in the town, were picked because of the care and support they receive at The Treehouse, in Ipswich.

EACH also has shops in Clacton, Dovercourt and Halstead, in addition to two in Colchester. To find out more about volunteering in the Frinton shop, pop in and speak to manager Lorraine Ingold, email lorraine.ingold@each.co.uk or call 01255 440848.

Notes to Editors

“EACH has made us all feel part of an extended family and, thanks to staff and fellow families, we’re not alone with problems. We always leave The Treehouse feeling positive, stronger and thankful.”

  • 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 £5.8 million from fundraising and £6.5 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 Princess of Wales.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds,visit each.org.uk or call our Suffolk fundraisers on 01473 917965.

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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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