Timberwolf prove leaders of the pack after coming up with a series of seasonal activities and raising more than £2,200

Resourceful employees put the ‘fun’ in ‘fundraising’ with a selection of topical activities in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). Stowmarket-based Timberwolf, the largest seller of commercial wood chippers and shredders in the UK and Europe, picked EACH as its charity of the year for 2021 and raised more than £2,200.

Despite the challenge of lockdown, creative staff put their thinking caps on and came up with an array of seasonal activities, from a virtual Valentine’s Bake Off and pancake flipping to decorating desks for St Patrick’s Day and a Grand National sweepstake. Other highlights included a sunflower growing competition, opening a tuck shop, sponsored car washing, Halloween bingo and members of the team running in the Cambridge Half Marathon.

Trish Stephenson, HR Advisor at Timberwolf, said: “We had a phenomenal year, raising money for EACH. It was our chosen charity, nominated by staff, and a real privilege to support the great work they do. The help and care provided by EACH was incredible throughout another challenging year, because of Covid restrictions. We wish them all the very best going forward.”

Staff also donated items to help raise funds while others took on a weight-loss challenge, giving money based on how many pounds they were able to shed. The final total donated was £2227.13 and staff were able to get together after a tough year and reflect on their efforts during a summer Wolf Fest party.

Billie Nugent, EACH corporate fundraiser for Suffolk and East Essex, said: “We’re extremely grateful to our friends at Timberwolf. Despite many activities taking place during the depths of lockdown, staff really used their imagination to come up with some brilliant ideas. Many of these could be completed at home and their families were also encouraged to get involved.”

Pictured are Sharon Myhill (HR Director), Becky Bird (Marketing Specialist) and Trish Stephenson (HR Advisor), from Timberwolf.

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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).
  • 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 £5.5 million from fundraising and £5.4 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 Duchess of Cambridge.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds, visit www.each.org.uk or call the Norfolk fundraising office on 01508 500894.

Keep in touch:

www.each.org.uk
www.twitter.com/EACH_hospices
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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