Read all about it! Bookworm Scarlett completes her fundraising challenge for EACH

Bookworm Scarlett Bloomfield gave it all she’s plot and raised nearly £100 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

The ten-year-old, from Colchester, decided to read her collection of Daisy children’s fiction books, written by Kes Gray.

She gave herself a week to complete the challenge, collected sponsorship from family and friends and raised £93.

However, far from it proving a tale order, Scarlett completed the last book on the sixth day, finishing with time to spare.

Mum Gillian said: “Scarlett decided she wanted to raise money to help support the amazing work of EACH.

“She challenged herself to read 11 Daisy books in a week – then found another, so it changed to 12.

“She was very determined and did a fantastic job, raising money for a very special cause. We are super proud of her.”

As a thank you for her fundraising efforts, Scarlett will receive a certificate and butterfly badge from her chosen charity, which cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions, and their families, across North Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

It has three hospices, including one at The Treehouse, in Ipswich.

Georgina Morrison, EACH Community Fundraising Assistant for Suffolk and East Essex, said: “It’s incredibly kind of Scarlett to think of us. Massive congratulations to her for completing not only some amazing fundraising but also a difficult challenge.”

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Notes to Editors

“I cannot imagine our lives without EACH now and I sometimes wish we hadn’t let the fear of the word hospice put us off for so long. We’re truly grateful for the constant support we receive.”

  • 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 £5.5 million from fundraising and £5.4 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 Duchess of Cambridge.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds, visit www.each.org.uk

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www.each.org.uk

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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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