“It went better than I could have ever dreamt and I’m so grateful to everyone for their support” – EACH Shop Manager Liz loves her new look and manages to raise nearly £500

A kind-hearted shop manager is ‘baldly’ sporting a new look after having her head shaved for charity. Liz Knights runs the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) store in Market Place, Dereham.

EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and, after setting herself a target of £100, she managed to raise £480.

“It went so well and, despite a few nerves beforehand, I found the experience strangely relaxing,” said Liz.

“The fundraising went better than I could have ever dreamt and I’m so grateful to everyone – family, friends, customers and volunteers – for their support.

“As for the finished product, I really like it and think it might be my new look.”

Liz had her head shaved in the shop on Tuesday, 6th June. The shaving was carried out by EACH volunteers Holly Hunt and Warren Knights – Liz’s son.

“EACH is such a brilliant charity and one that does so much incredible work right here in our community,” she added.

“This was my way of doing something to raise extra funds.”

There is still time to sponsor Liz. To show your support, head here. EACH relies on voluntary donations for the majority of its income and, this year alone, needs to raise £7.8 million from its Retail operation, which includes stores across Norfolk and a busy Retail Distribution Centre, in Thetford.

For more information about volunteering, speak to a member of staff in-store or contact volunteer services on 01223 205183. Alternatively, email volunteerservices@each.org.uk

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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