“I can’t emphasise enough just how important fundraising efforts such as this are to our charity” – 27 teams tee off as popular Birketts golf day raises £20,000 for EACH

Generous golfers got in the swing and raised £20,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). The event was organised by law firm Birketts and took place at Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club.

Twenty-seven teams took part, with generous donations streaming in throughout the day. Highlights included a ‘Beat the Pro’ challenge against Ryder Cup player and former European Tour number one Ronan Rafferty.

There was also a raffle and popular charity auction, which raised more than £6,500. Chris Schwer is a Partner and Head of Property at Birketts, in addition to being an EACH Trustee.

He said: “It was a pleasure to host our golf day again and I’d like to say a massive thanks to everyone who took part and donated in various ways. Birketts is committed to supporting local charities and we’re very pleased we’ve once again been able to donate to EACH.”

Caroline Allen, Corporate Fundraising Manager at EACH, said: “I can’t emphasise enough just how important fundraising efforts such as this are to our charity.

“The support and care we provide for families, children and young people is only possible with generous donations from those within our communities. Our sincere thanks go to everyone at Birketts, as well as the businesses that took part on the day.”

EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Suffolk and the rest of East Anglia. It has three hospices, including The Treehouse, in Ipswich.

Birketts trio Janina Elias, Natalie Harrison and Charlotte Prince are pictured with Caroline Allen and EACH Corporate Fundraiser Rachel Mayes-Dally. Pictures: Kerry McLaughlin Photography.

The event took place on Friday, 28th April.

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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