“Our shop exceeded its target last year and we’re very thankful to everyone who’s played some part – not least our loyal volunteers and customers” – sweet treats are the order of the day at Poringland

A popular charity shop is celebrating the sweet taste of success and marking its fifth birthday with a cake sale. The East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) store in Poringland is hosting the event on Wednesday, 12th July.

Staff and volunteers plan to celebrate with the community by organising a cake sale and raffle, from 10am to 2pm. The shop is less than a mile from The Nook, in Framingham Earl, and has gone from strength to strength since opening in 2018.

Manager Maria Hall said: “I’ve been here since day one and feel pleased and proud of the way we’ve built things up.

“Our shop exceeded its target last year and we’re very thankful to everyone who’s played some part – not least our loyal volunteers and customers.

“I’m also very grateful to have such a brilliant deputy in Sharon Wright. It’s a great team and our shop is an important part of the community.

“That’s why we want to mark its fifth birthday in style and everyone is welcome to come along and join us. It should be fun.”

Maria was Deputy Manager at EACH’s Long Stratton shop before moving to Poringland. Prior to that she had been volunteering for the charity since 2009.

“I feel a strong connection and love my job,” she said.

“It’s an amazing charity and the retail side of things is a vitally important way of raising funds.”

The Poringland shop is in Overtons Way and one of 19 across Norfolk.

For more information about volunteering there, pop in, email maria.hall@each.org.uk or call 01603 984498.

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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