“The Nook is an incredible place – so modern, spotlessly clean and very impressive” – fundraising darts aces hit the bullseye for EACH

Darts aces stepped up to the oche and hit the bullseye for charity. Kind-hearted players from the Loddon and District League have been raising money throughout the season and recently handed over £1,000 to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Brenda Cushing, the league’s secretary and treasurer, said: “EACH is such an important charity here in Norfolk. Everyone feels strongly and, on a personal note, myself and my husband live close to The Nook. We go along to the fortnightly coffee afternoons every other Tuesday. It’s a charity that does so much great work and it was my privilege to be invited on a recent tour of the hospice. It’s an incredible place – so modern, spotlessly clean and very impressive.”

The league is a long-term supporter of EACH and, in total, players have raised £8,500 since 2002.

EACH Community Fundraiser Megan Kemp received the cheque and said: “We’re incredibly grateful for this very generous donation. It was lovely to have an opportunity to meet members of the committee and hear more about their passion and commitment to EACH. It means a lot and these funds will help us continue our vital work supporting families and caring for children across Norfolk and the rest of East Anglia.”

In addition to supporting EACH, the league also raised £1,000 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The league, which runs summer and winter competitions, is on the lookout for new teams and players. There are currently six men’s teams and seven ladies’ teams. To find out more, email Brenda via Cushing42@btinternet.com or call 01508 492303.

League chairman David Bloomfield is pictured making the cheque presentation to Megan at The George and Dragon pub, in Thurton.

Notes to Editors

“We’d heard about EACH and knew they were a fantastic cause that had supported families we knew, but we never thought we’d be the ones that needed them! Sadly, as fantastic as it is, their service will always be required, and every child who needs their help deserves to have it.”

  • 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).

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.

Keep in touch:

www.each.org.uk
www.twitter.com/EACH_hospice
www.facebook.com/EACHhospices
www.instagram.com/eachhospices
www.linkedin.com/company/eachhospices


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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