“Over 1,000 people have already signed up, so we’re delighted to be welcoming record numbers. Now we’re hoping to smash another total by raising more than £30,000” – EACH has high hopes for its popular Piglet Junior Hog

Organisers of a popular fundraiser involving wacky obstacles, water and mud are setting their sights on a day of record-breaking success. There is less than a month to go until The Piglet Junior Hog, being organised by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

The family-friendly four-kilometre course is open to those wishing to run with children (8yrs+) and taking place at Wantisden Hall, in Woodbridge. Nearly 1,000 people signed up last year, helping raise more than £30,000, and hopes are high for another memorable day on 9th July.

Jess Mallet, EACH Events Fundraising Assistant, said: “We’re very excited and looking forward to our eagerly-awaited Piglet event. Over 1,000 people have already signed up, so we’re delighted to be welcoming record numbers this year.

“Now we’re hoping to smash another total by raising more than £30,000. That’s certainly the aim and it would be an incredible achievement. There’s still a month to go and we’re hoping for one last push, in terms of sign-ups.

“Fingers crossed we can go higher and raise even more money – funds that will help us continue our vital work supporting families and caring for children with life-threatening conditions.”

Entrants take part in separate waves but the morning slots have already sold out. The last remaining spaces, which are selling fast, are at 12pm. Everyone who takes part will receive a new breathable t-shirt and medal and there will also be food stalls for those wanting to grab a snack.

“Families will love it and I remember seeing big smiles everywhere I went last year,” added Jess.

“Children and adults alike had such fun, getting wet and muddy for a great cause.”

The Piglet, which is sponsored by Mediterranean Shipping Company, is perfect for those looking for a shorter route than EACH’s adults-only Whole Hog, in October.

There are more big dates to come in the charity’s events calendar, including the Norwich Bubble Rush, on 16th July.

Then comes the Tree Top Drop Challenge, on 11th August, the Suffolk Pier 2 Pier walk, from Lowestoft to Southwold, on 2nd September, and the Ride for Life cycle challenge, on 22nd September.

EACH has three hospices, including The Treehouse, in Ipswich.

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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