CenterParcs EACH

CenterParcs

Charity of choice

In June 2016, Together for Short Lives, the national children’s hospice charity, announced the launch of a two-year national partnership with Center Parcs to raise money for children’s hospice services across the UK. We were delighted to be twinned with the Elveden Forest village based in Brandon, Suffolk.

We kicked off the exciting partnership with staff presentations and a tour of our hospice in Milton, Cambridgeshire. This glimpse of how EACH aims to make every moment special for our children and young people has really resonated with Elveden Forest staff and we’ve already had lots of enthusiasm for volunteering and fundraising at EACH events.

Working closely with Together for Short Lives to provide great fundraising ideas, EACH is also supplying t-shirts, pin badges and materials for Elveden Forest so that they can encourage the support of the team of more than 1,500 staff with one-off events, activities, competitions and raffles. Guests will also have the option to make a donation when they book a break, and Center Parcs are generously matching all pledges up to £50,000 a year to be shared across 54 hospices in the UK.

James Barrett, General Manager at Elveden Forest says “This cause has really struck a chord with me and talking to my team, it has really captured their imagination too. The desire and enthusiasm among the teams to get involved with fundraising is palpable and we’re really looking forward to supporting this amazing cause over the next two years.”

EACH is incredibly grateful for this wonderful pledge of support and is delighted to see this being replicated across Center Parcs nationally for UK children’s hospices.

To find out more about EACH and the impact your pledge of support would have, please get in contact with your ​local fundraiser.

  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’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
  • 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 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
  • 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 really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • 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
  • 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
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

The Treehouse

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

Milton

Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

Quidenham

Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH