“It gives us all a warm feeling inside to be associated with such a great organisation” – Jax&Co gig proves a popular fundraiser at Long Melford Football Club

A gig celebrating the music of an iconic singer-songwriter raised nearly £450 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). The special event, featuring Suffolk band Jax&Co and the music of American country music legend Johnny Cash, took place at Long Melford Football Club.

Nearly 70 people attended and helped raise vital funds for EACH, which supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Suffolk and the rest of East Anglia. Long Melford FC Clubhouse Manager Peter Turner said: “We were all so pleased the event went well and the band received a standing ovation, which says it all.

“Everyone at our club sends their love to everyone at EACH. It gives us all a warm feeling inside to be associated with such a great organisation.”

Jax&Co are a talented local musical family featuring Jax as Johnny Cash. Mum Mama D or sister Lindsey play the part of Johnny’s second wife, June Carter, who was a singer in her own right and a five-time Grammy award-winner.

Dad Nos is bass guitarist and two of Jax’s cousins complete the line-up – lead guitarist Slim and drummer Tom. The band, who started performing five years ago, have a loyal fanbase and are long-term supporters of EACH.

EACH Community Fundraiser Anna Bruce was there on the night and said: “It went extremely well and we were delighted to raise nearly £450.

“A good time was had by all and everyone was up dancing throughout. Our thanks go to Jax&Co and also everyone at Long Melford FC.

“The club have been so supportive and are keen to continue fundraising for us in the future, which is great to hear.”

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.

Keep in touch:

www.each.org.uk
www.twitter.com/EACH_hospice
www.facebook.com/EACHhospices
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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