A busy shopping centre has donated £600 to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) as a result of its popular ‘Epic Wednesday’ events. Clacton Shopping Village organised five different fun days for schoolchildren during the August holidays.
Dubbed a celebration of science, they included experiments, space stories and the chance to meet a real-life transformer. In total, they were attended by 300 enthusiastic youngsters, paying a £2 entry fee, and that meant £600 being raised for EACH.
“Our Epic Wednesdays were so well supported and the young people had so much fun,” said Mumbi Ramoni, from Clacton Shopping Village.
“We wanted to support a local charity for young people and couldn’t have chosen a more deserving one than EACH.”
The donation took Clacton Shopping Village’s charitable giving to more than £4,000 in 12 months. Mumbi handed over the giant cheque to Billie Nugent, EACH’s senior fundraiser for Suffolk and East Essex.
Billie said: “We’re delighted to receive this donation and the support of the public right across the area is vital.
“We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income, to help our vital work caring for children with life-threatening conditions and supporting their families.
“This 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.”
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