“We’re proud of our stock and this is a fun way to show off some of the wonderful, high-quality donations” – staff and volunteers are taking to the catwalk for a fashion show

Charity shop staff and volunteers are strutting their stuff and taking to the catwalk for a special fashion show. The event is taking place at the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) store in Colchester High Street on Saturday, 5th August.

Among those looking the part will be Manager Sammy Mauldin and Deputy Suzanne Baker. They will be joined by volunteers to model some of the shop’s summer stock.

“We’ve never done anything like this before and I’m sure we’ll have plenty of giggles,” said Sammy.

“Everyone’s going to model at least two outfits – casual summer wear and also smarter, more upmarket evening wear. We’re creating a catwalk in the shop and it’s going to be a real community event, which hopefully sparks extra sales.

“It’s nice to organise something that draws people to our beautiful shop. We hope they like what they see and staging an event of this nature is a great way of raising awareness, letting people know who we are and what we do.”

The fashion show is taking place between 12pm and 2pm, although there will also be live music and entertainment before and after. Sammy believes new customers will be impressed by the quality of stock in the Colchester shop.

“We have so many lovely items on our rails and that’s why we decided to do something different and showcase it in this way,” she said.

“We’re proud of our summer stock and this is a fun way to show off some of the wonderful, high-quality donations.”

For more information about volunteering in Colchester High Street, pop into the shop, email VolunteerServices@each.org.uk or call 01206 489732. EACH also has a shop in Peartree Road, Stanway, and others in Clacton, Dovercourt, Frinton and Halstead.

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

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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