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.