“We always support a popular local charity and most members of the public will be aware of at least one person who has benefitted from EACH’s services” – giant Easter eggs are up for grabs thanks to Rotary Club fundraiser

Chocolate-lovers have the chance to feast on a supersized sweet treat while also raising vital funds for charity.

Diss and District Rotary Club is hosting its Easter egg raffle with proceeds being split between East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and End Polio Now.

Thirty-two 1kg eggs are being placed in pubs and shops across the town and surrounding villages. Participants pay £1 and pick one of 100 squares on a grid – one of which is now being kept at each location.

Draws take place and the ‘owners’ of the winning squares secure the eggs. Rotary Club member Richard Pither said: “We’ve been running this competition for more than ten years now.

“It’s great fun, while at the same time raising lots of money for worthy causes, and I’d expect both EACH and End Polio Now to gain the best part of £1,000 apiece.

“We always support a popular local charity and most members of the public will be aware of at least one person who has benefitted from EACH’s services.

“We consider it an important and very special cause.”

The giant eggs and grids can be found at Angel Café, Fair Green, Diss, The Olive Tree hairdressers, Shelfanger Hall, The Fighting Cocks, Winfarthing, The Angel Inn, Larling, The Queen’s Head, Long Stratton, The Fox and Hounds, Great Moulton, The Saracens Head, Diss, The Gamekeeper, Old Buckenham, Albright of Diss, Diss Bowls Club, Cannells Butchers, Diss, The Cretingham Bell, The Old Mill House, Saxtead, The Queen’s Head, Dennington, The Ivy House, Stradbroke, The Black Horse, Thorndon, The Beaconsfield Arms, Occold, The Crown Inn, Gissing, The Railway Tavern, Mellis, The Scole Inn, The Garden House, Banham, Diss Town Football Club and NBR Mobility, Victoria Road, Diss.

 Additional venues are welcome to join in the fun. Contact Richard via rpither9@gmail.com

Diss and District Rotary Club President Peter Sorrell is pictured with the eggs before they were distributed.

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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