A beloved collection of small and miniature toys could make a big difference to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
Items including a vintage dollhouse will be going on display at a fundraising exhibition in Little Bealings, near Woodbridge, on Saturday and Sunday (27th and 28th November).
It is part of a collection called Small Worlds, being showcased at the Angela Cobbold Hall (IP13 6LN).
Refreshments will be available and visitors are welcome both days, between 10am and 4pm.
The event is being staged by Peter and Vicki Carr and all proceeds will go to EACH.
Many of the items were lovingly handmade by Peter, 80.
“We hope people both young and old enjoy coming along and seeing our special collection,” said Vicki.
“We have items including Victorian dolls and it’s something we’ve been working on for around 20 years.
“Peter has made and decorated whole rooms out of boxes and each of them tells its own story. For instance, one depicts a tearoom and another is called granny’s kitchen.
“The attention to detail is second to none and it’s something that has given him an enormous amount of pleasure.”
Peter and Vicki, 76, are keen to use their collection to generate funds for EACH, which supports families and cares for children with life-threatening conditions across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and North Essex.
They will be asking visitors to make a donation and some items will be available to buy.
“We were both very keen to support EACH,” added Vicki.
“First and foremost, it’s a local charity and an immense resource for the people of Suffolk and East Anglia.
“Secondly, it’s of personal importance to us both.
“We were both teachers, so spent our working lives around children, and had a daughter and grandson who were poorly when little.
“Thankfully, both have grown up to become healthy adults but we appreciate and understand the stress and worry some parents go through.
“EACH is all about making life as fun and fulfilling as possible and that attitude and mentality strikes a chord with us.”
EACH has three hospices, including The Treehouse, in Ipswich. The other two are at The Nook, near Norwich, and Milton, just outside Cambridge.