“They make such a massive contribution and it’s clear we couldn’t do what we do without them” – special thank you days are an opportunity to celebrate EACH’s ‘wonderful, hardworking and loyal’ volunteers

Charity volunteers from across the region were thanked and celebrated at two special events organised by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). The gatherings were held in Norwich City’s Top of the Terrace suite and then at Culford School, near Bury St Edmunds. Both were attended by nearly 200 supporters apiece.

They had the chance to browse stalls, meet staff and trustees, enjoy welcome drinks and lunch together and take part in fun games and activities, including a quiz, raffle and tombola. Volunteers heard from Phil Gormley, Chief Executive, Brad McLean, Chair of Trustees, and other EACH directors.

Phil said: “It was great to see some familiar faces, as well as many new ones. These days are among the most important in our calendar and give us an opportunity to celebrate and thank our wonderful, hardworking and loyal volunteers.

“They make such a massive contribution and it’s clear we couldn’t do what we do without them. Demand for our service grows each year and our team continues to go the extra mile to deliver the full range of care and support families so desperately need.”

The Norwich thank you day took place on 18th October and the one at Culford School was held on 31st October.

Pictures: Karen Self (Norwich City) and Mila Sousa (Culford School)

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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