“We wanted to support a local charity for young people and couldn’t have chosen a more deserving one than EACH” – young scientists help a busy shopping centre raise £600

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.”

Picture: Warren Page, Pagepix

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
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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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