“We’re looking forward to listing the items on our website and hope they appeal to fans of the show” – props used during the filming of TV comedy Detectorists are donated to raise funds for EACH

Props used during the filming of popular BBC comedy Detectorists have been donated to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). The eclectic mix features dozens of items, ranging from crockery, vases and make-up equipment to torches and even a sword sheath.

The show was primarily recorded in the Framlingham area during its original run from 2014 and 2017. Cast and crew members then returned in August to film last year’s one-off Christmas special, which aired on Boxing Day.

Afterwards, boxes of no-longer-needed props were handed in at the EACH shop in Bridge Street, Framlingham. They have now been sorted and processed by the charity’s Retail team and are set to be listed on EACH’s eBay page.

EACH ecommerce manager Scott Campbell said: “It’s a very kind and much-appreciated gesture.

“It’s been fascinating sifting through the boxes because the props are so diverse. It’s a complete mix. We’re now looking forward to listing the items on our eBay shop and hope they appeal to fans of the show.

“It’s undoubtedly a unique opportunity to get your hands on something used by the cast and crew during production.”

Scott hopes the bounty of goods raises in excess of £1,000 – funds that will help EACH continue its vital work supporting families and caring for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia.

Detectorists followed the fortunes of metal-detecting double-act Lane (Toby Jones) and Andy (Mackenzie Crook) as they hunted for ancient gems in the fields of fictional North Essex town Danebury.

Cast members were spotted filming the festive special at the end of last summer. While primarily shot in Framlingham, Saxmundham train station was another key location and renamed Henburystone.

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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