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EACH Help at Home

We are delighted to launch our appeal to raise £87,500 so we can roll out our EACH Help at Home service across Cambridgeshire... and we need your support!

The Cambridge Independent has very kindly pledged to assist us in our aim so look out for updates on the appeal in its weekly paper. You can also see the updates as PDF's here: 

The aim of EACH Help at Home, already up and running in Suffolk, is to link a caring individual to a family to provide practical support such as cooking, driving, cleaning and gardening.

The type of help needed will vary. For some people it might be maintaining the garden, for others help with a one-off job that would just never get done otherwise.

The service is needed because caring for a child with complex care needs or a serious illness can be physically and emotionally draining, taking a huge amount of time – which is more precious than anything to families.

Money raised by the Cambridge Independent and supporters will be spread evenly over the first 3 years of the service. Most importantly, it will fund the training, travel and ongoing support of approximately 45 volunteers and a volunteer coordinator.

To donate to the appeal: 

  • Go to our Virgin Money Giving page
  • Drop off cash or cheques – made payable to EACH – to the charity’s Milton office at 42 High Street (CB24 6DF), clearly indicating your donation is for the Cambridge Independent appeal.
  • Set yourself a personal challenge and get your family, friends and colleagues to sponsor you. You could run a marathon, do a bike ride, swim or parachute jump, shave your head or do a sponsored silence.
  • Organise a fundraising event such as a quiz night, music gig, bingo or even a ball. 
Volunteer for the EACH Help at Home Service

We are looking for a team of volunteers to become part of the EACH Help at Home Service. If you would like more information please contact Gillian Phillpot, EACH Volunteer Services Administrator, on 01223 205183 or at volunteerservices@each.org.uk.

  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS

Milton

Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

Quidenham

Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH