Selling painted pebbles proves an eye-catching way to make money for EACH

Creative cousins had a brainwave when they turned their day by the seaside into an opportunity to make money for charity.

Toby and Maggie Chittock-Nash, from Kesgrave, Isabella Chittock, from Martlesham, and Lillie Meadows, from Colchester, painted pebbles during a trip to the Suffolk coast.

They set up a stall to sell them from and managed to raise £117 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Toby and Isabella are both nine and Maggie and Lillie four.

Annie Chittock, Toby, Isabella and Maggie’s grandma, said: “It was a very sweet, kind gesture. We were very proud of them.

“They only hatched the plan on the day but had great fun painting the pebbles and selling them to passers-by.

“They wanted to raise money for a children’s charity and we thought EACH was perfect, because it helps families across Suffolk and also where Lillie lives in Essex.

“Thankfully, people were very generous. The pebbles were being sold for 20p each but many of their customers were happy to give more.”

EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions. It has three hospices, including The Treehouse, in Ipswich.

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Notes to Editors

“We’d heard about EACH and knew they were a fantastic cause that had supported families we knew, but we never thought we’d be the ones that needed them! Sadly, as fantastic as it is, their service will always be required, and every child who needs their help deserves to have it.”

  • 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 or call the Norfolk fundraising office on 01508 500894.

Keep in touch:

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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