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Features • News • How You Can Help

Summer 2013

EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. We rely on public support for the majority of our income and need your help.

WELCOME to Footprints, the newsletter promoting the work of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and our supporters. Please feel free to pass this copy on to family, friends and colleagues and help us spread the word!

Fundraising in Cambridgeshire: EACH Fundraising, 42 High Street, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6DF. Tel: 01223 205180 Fundraising in Essex: EACH Fundraising, Room 4, North Colchester Business Centre, 340 The Crescent, Colchester Business Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 9AD. Tel: 01206 848450 Fundraising in Norfolk: EACH Fundraising, Suite 5, The Old Dairy, Elm Farm Business Park, Wymondham, NR18 0SW. Tel: 01953 666767 Fundraising in Suffolk: Suite 45, Epsilon House Business Centre, Masterlord Office Village, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, IP3 9JF. Tel: 01473 276196 and online We support... families and care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. We continue to develop and deliver... a range of services including: overnight short breaks, day care, specialist play, music therapy, hydrotherapy, parent and sibling groups, symptom management support, care at end of life and bereavement support for all family members.

We aim... to raise almost £6 million from public donations to deliver our services this year. This amounts to £16,000 a day, every day of the year. EACH Retail: EACH, Unit 7, Brunel Business Court, Brunel Way, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1HP. Tel: 01842 821620 Our shops are in Attleborough, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Colchester, Diss, Downham Market, Felixstowe, Halstead, Ipswich, Long Stratton, Lowestoft, Stowmarket, Whittlesey and Wymondham. Please consider making a £37 donation to EACH – this could pay for an hour of care to help children like Eloise featured on page 3.

Eloise Sharpe was six weeks old when her mum and dad Sharon and Paul were told the devastating news she only had 48 hours to live. Eloise, 5, was diagnosed with a heart condition which medical staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital said ‘wasn’t compatible with life’. The family went back to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital where they met EACH staff and decided to transfer to Quidenham hospice for support, but at the time, they weren’t sure if Eloise was strong enough to make the journey.

“EACH gave Eloise the time to fight and as a family they’ve kept us together.” Sharon said: “Our family came to visit as we thought it may be the last time they would see Eloise. In just 48 hours staff arranged a Christening and there was emotional support for our son Kallum too. We could all lie together and spend precious moments together – we couldn’t have done that in hospital. “Amazingly we were at the hospice for six weeks, having been told Eloise wasn’t expected to live days or even hours. “We sought a second opinion at Birmingham Children’s Hospital where Eloise was diagnosed with absent pulmonary artery and cerebral palsy on her left side. Eloise also has a hole in the heart and a genetic disorder known as DiGeorge Syndrome.When she was only 12 weeks old Eloise successfully underwent open heart surgery.

“Eloise surprises us all. She goes to school, has many friends, and copes really well with limited heart function. Every birthday is a milestone and it’s so hard to believe we were once told Eloise had just days to live. “EACH nurses now come to our home. It means Eloise gets the care she needs and I can spend time with my son. “At the time I couldn’t bear the thought of Eloise passing away in hospital without us spending any cherished moments or close times - which is exactly what we got at the hospice.”

The Duchess of Cambridge’s first video message

The Duchess of Cambridge inspires support for children’s hospices Children’s Hospice Week; the annual awareness and fundraising week for children’s hospices across the UK, was a great success for EACH this year. Supported by our Royal Patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, this year’s herothemed week ran from 26th April to 3rd May, and was managed by the national children’s hospice charity Together for Short Lives. To show support for EACH and children’s hospices across the UK, Her Royal Highness recorded her first ever video message. In the video, the Duchess spoke of the ‘inspirational’ work of children’s hospices, and encouraged viewers to show their support during Children’s Hospice Week. The video was made live on the internet in the small hours of the morning of Sunday 28th April, and generated a huge amount of interest from the media. Television coverage included ITV Anglia, Look East and Sky News; we were featured on the front page of many local newspapers, and secured coverage in a number of national and

international titles, including the Telegraph, the Sunday Express, the Daily Mail, and Hello and OK magazines.You can watch the video message by visiting the EACH website Along with her video message, Her Royal Highness visited Naomi House Children’s Hospice in Hampshire on Monday 29th April. The visit, undertaken in The Duchess’s role as Royal Patron of EACH and attended by EACH Chief Executive Graham Butland, helped to raise more awareness for the work of all children’s hospices across the UK. The Duchess’s involvement was a fantastic start to the week, and a great platform to spread the Children’s Hospice Week message and ask people to ‘be a hero’ for EACH. Many people pledged their support during the week, signing up to do all sorts of things to raise money – from organising family fun days to trekking up mountains! EACH’s Graphic Designer Zara Bullen made a splash when she launched her fundraising efforts for her cross-channel swim. the year,


Zara contemplating her cross Channel swim

Zara was featured on ITV Anglia talking about the epic challenge. During the week our Treehouse Choir had their first performance – live on BBC Radio Suffolk! The choir’s singers include family members and children who are cared for by our support and hospice staff. Numerous corporate supporters got into the spirit of the week and held superhero-themed fancy-dress days, cake

sales and volunteered in the grounds of our hospices.Volunteers and Friends Groups also held stalls and collections across the region helping to raise funds and awareness. A huge thank you to everyone who got involved during the week – you’re all true superheroes!

We provide care and support to life-threatened children and their families in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. We also support families who are bereaved of a child, depending upon need and availability of other local services. Care referrals can be made by anyone - family or care professionals. For care enquiries only, please contact the hospices directly: Cambridgeshire tel: 01223 815115 Norfolk tel: 01953 888603 Suffolk & North Essex tel: 01473 271334

11 year-old Millie Baker of Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich, raised £51.75 in sponsorship by giving up chocolate for Lent. Millie was inspired to support EACH after attending the official opening of the Treehouse with Broke Hall Primary School and was inspired by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. Thank you, Milllie. You’re a star. In December, Diss High School held their annual Charity Week which included events such as an auction, a quiz night, a teacher karaoke, a cake and truffle sale, sponge the teacher and guess the name of the teddy all organised by their charity committee. They raised a fantastic £2,300 from the week bringing their total donations to EACH to almost £12,000. A huge thank you goes out to them.

Ride for Life – a great success! Ride for Life, our largest annual fundraising event, celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. Bathed in glorious sunshine, participants and spectators descended upon Santon Downham to walk or peddle through Thetford Forest to raise funds and enjoy the live entertainment and the many refreshments on offer. Mark Loades, Norfolk Partnerships Manager, said: “Thank you to everyone who helped organise and run the event, as well as those who took part or spectated. “The weather was beautiful and everyone had a great time – it was lovely to see so many smiles!” Ride for Life was sponsored by Johnston Logistics UK and was co-organised with Cycling Club Breckland and The Forestry Commission.

Over the past 19 years, Ride for Life has raised more than £775,000 for EACH. This year we hope to raise £50,000 to pay for two nurses for a year – so please remember to return your sponsorship money!

A pioneering neonatal care pathway enabling families to make the most of their precious time together when their baby needs end of life care, is just one of many valuable services EACH offers to families. Originally piloted by our Quidenham hospice with Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Norfolk Primary Care Trust, the pathway now also operates between our Milton hospice and Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. Benefits of the care pathway: • Parents decide where they want their babies to be cared for, either in hospital, the hospice or at home. • Staff can quickly refer babies and their families to hospice or community care ensuring they make the most of the precious time they have together. • As well as nursing care for their baby, emotional support is also available for family members. • Families who decide to remain in hospital still receive family support and can access on-going support after their baby has died. Twin sisters Sophia and Fleur Clemence were born on May 4, 2011. Their parents Charlotte and Grant benefited from the service for their daughter Fleur, after being told she wouldn’t survive due to a rare heart condition. The family were supported by EACH in the days before Fleur died. Grant said: “The care pathway meant we could take Fleur and Sophia home and make the most of the short time we had with Fleur. “There really is no comparison to be made between being on a hospital ward and being at home with our daughters with the support of EACH staff. They gave us reassurance and comfort in the position we were in and did memory making with us.

We took Fleur’s hand prints and did finger painting; things we would never have thought of, but which are invaluable now and we’ll keep them forever.” Julia Shirtliffe, EACH Service Manager, said: “The focus of hospice care is a whole-family approach rather than the more clinically focused treatment approach within a neonatal unit. Our hospices provide a warm environment for families to create memories that help with the grieving process, and we offer on-going bereavement support for the whole family. “Before the pathway we were racing around sorting things out. The pathway enables consistency of practice and informed choice, and recognition of its value is growing. However small, it is making a difference.”

EACH Fundraising, 42 High Street, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6DF. Tel: 01223 205180

Ely City Golf Club Ladies Ely City Golf Club Ladies Captain Carol Curtis presented a cheque to Karen Newton in respect of her year ending as Ladies Captain in March. Carol was delighted to have raised a fantastic £7,039.36 and wanted to thank everyone at the Club for making her year such a great success.

Sun to the Sea Patrick Pearce, the landlord of The Rising Sun public house in Isleham set off on St George’s Day with a team of 14 cyclists calling themselves Middle Aged Men in Lycra, to ride 144 miles from Cambridge to Brighton over two days. They started from the pub at 9am and Cambridge Utd footballer Josh Coulson, came along to wave them off. They hope to raise in excess of £5k. The inspiration behind the fundraising challenge came from Sarah and Craig Taylor of Straight Furlong, Pymoor, whose daughter Lily-May was cared for by EACH.

The Co-operative helps hospice Staff at a Co-operative food depot in Godmanchester have supported EACH over the past year and handed over an amazing £4,300 at the Milton hospice. Carol Phillips from the Co-operative depot said: “The choice of EACH was made by myself and my colleague, Mary Newman. The Co-operative encourage staff to support a charity each year and on alternate years staff can choose a local charity to support. We have enjoyed supporting EACH and hope to do it again next year.” Beccy Turner, EACH Cambridgeshire fundraiser, said: “EACH can’t thank the Co-operative depot enough for their support. They have worked really hard to raise funds in so many different ways. Their efforts will provide care and support to local life-threatened children and their families and we are extremely grateful. I hope that they inspire others to get involved and raise funds for such an important cause.”

You can bank on success

Team EACH Skydive

Lloyds TSB Commercial at Histon has adopted EACH as their local Charity of the Year and engaged staff by organising a very successful De-Clutter Day. Staff brought along unwanted goods which will be sold at EACH charity shops or recycled for funds. Following this, Area Director Steve Elsom became a “bingo caller” hosting their 1st fundraising event by staging a teleconference bingo session between the local branches!

Fancy a challenge? Take on the challenge of a life-time while raising funds for EACH! The Team EACH skydive takes place at Sibson airfield in Peterborough on Saturday 21st September. Places are limited so register your interest with your local fundraising team as soon as possible.

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• EACH Peach (pear plum) Family Fun Day - Great Shelford Sat 29th June • West Wratting Music Event – Football Ground West Wratting Sat 29th June • Great Shelford Family Fun Day Sat 29th June • The Great Wicken Bake Off for home and professional bakers Sat 29th June • Celebrity Cricket Match - Carlton Nr Newmarket Sun 30th June • Wandlebury 5m/2.5m multi-terrain off road run Sat 3rd August • Summer Party for EACH - Holiday Inn, Peterborough Sat 17th August • Party on The Hill – Cherry Hill Ely Sat 31st August

Our warmest thanks go to all the grantmaking Trusts that continue to support us. Over the last few months we have received especially generous donations from Bascombe Family Trust, Geoffrey Burton Trust, Childwick Trust, Dudley & Geoffrey Cox Trust, Curtis Family Trust, Earle & Stuart Trust, Gilbert Edgar Trust, Fairstead Trust, FTE Charity, Ganzoni Trust, Grey Court Trust, Harwich & District Fellowship for the Sick, Albert Hunt Trust, Edgar E Lawley Foundation, DG Marshall of Cambridge Trust, Mistra Trust, DC Moncrieff Trust, Potton Consolidated Charity, Scarfe Trust, Madeline Storey Trust, Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation and Alfred Williams Trust. We are also most grateful to the Edith Murphy Foundation, Frank Litchfield Trust and Fonnereau Road Health Foundation for joining other funders in helping us to purchase new electronic beds for our hospices; and to the Thompson Family Trust for their very special recent gift.

Leaving a gift in your Will to EACH will help to ensure we’re here to care for local life-threatened children, young people and their families for generations to come – being there alongside them for every step of their journey, however long or short it might be. When it comes to your Will we understand family and friends come first, but if you can, please remember EACH – a vital local cause. We receive gifts from £50 to £500,000 and every single donation is valued, however small or large. They are all important and make a big difference.

For more information on how your gift could help, call Mark Loades on 01953 666771 or get in touch with your local fundraising team (see page 2). EACH is always looking for new volunteers to join the team. From gardening to placing collection boxes, housekeeping to helping in one of our 14 charity shops, there’s something for everyone. Find out what volunteers are needed in your local area by visiting email or phone 01223 205190.

Young Handler 2012 winners, Bowie Bartlett and Stanley the dog.

The EACH Family Fun and Dog Day returns for the third year at the spectacular Layer Marney Tower near Tiptree, Colchester by kind permission of property owner Mrs Charrington. Taking place on Sunday 29th September from 12 noon until 5pm, it promises to be a great day out for the whole family. We have fun activities including the fabulous Zootastic petting zoo, Wingbeats bird of prey display, medieval archery demonstrations and a children’s entertainer and magic show. There’s also donkey rides, face painting, raffle, tombola, bouncy castles, carousel rides, BBQ and food stalls and coffee and homemade cake in the Long Gallery hosted by Colchester Friends. Tolleshunt Knights Dog Club are running the dog show again with ten classes including cutest Puppy, waggiest tail and best scruffy dog - with all first place class winners entering the prestigious Best in Show!

The event was a real success last year with over 2,500 adults, children and dogs attending and raising £10,000. This year we’re making the event even bigger with more fete stalls, displays and family fun! Displays from the Colchester Dog Agility Club and Guide Dogs for the Blind Association will also be taking place. The excellent A2Jive1940’s dance group will be performing live, there will be a military vehicles display and Burma War Mules will be at the event again. Adults £5, children under 16 FREE entry! For more information visit or call the Essex Team on 01206 848450, email

EACH Fundraising, Room 4, North Colchester Business Centre, 340 The Crescent, Colchester Business Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 9AD. Tel: 01206 848450

Business East event and ‘Eddie the Eagle’

Safety conscious builder gives EACH a helping hand

The annual Business East event was held in March at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, home of Colchester United Football Club. We were delighted to be one of the event’s nominated charities. Not only did we have our colourful EACH stall, but we also hosted a VIP reception for our business supporters. The event was a wonderful opportunity to promote EACH among the business community, as well as getting a photo with the Football Club mascot, Eddie the Eagle!

Kier Construction, which is based in Witham, Essex has donated £700 to EACH. The gift came as a result of a safety award scheme run by Kier, in which the company directors reward those construction sites and managers that demonstrate exemplary safety standards with funds to give to their chosen charity. Kier’s project at Crown Pools in Ipswich was judged the safest site, and site manager Gary Falkingham and the team chose EACH.

Mayor of Colchester chooses EACH We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the Colchester Mayoral charities for 2013/14. The Mayor and Mayoress, Cllrs Colin and Laura Sykes, visited The Treehouse last year to find out more about EACH and the care provided to local Colchester Borough families. The theme of the Mayoral year is ‘Colchester United’, and we and the other five charities will be supporting one another through the year to raise plenty of funds. A joint charity abseil at the Colchester Town Hall is planned for early 2014. If you feel brave and have a head for heights, call the Essex Fundraising Team to book your place now!

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Local pub supports EACH The Robin Hood in Clacton-on-Sea has supported EACH and raised a fantastic £715, after originally setting themselves a target of £500! They organised a face painter, a colouring competition and a raffle over the Easter weekend - donating the prizes themselves. This was the first time the staff had fundraised for a charity and we are so grateful for their support. The Robin Hood is part of the Vintage Inn group and with other pubs in East Anglia, they have collectively raised £1,950 for EACH.

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Saffron Walden volunteers Our Saffron Walden Volunteers have set up their own Volunteer Network and will be our ‘eyes and ears’ in the local area. They are actively looking for new businesses to support EACH, booking talks with adult groups, promoting events and attending supermarket collections. Their help is very much appreciated. The group has just raised £475.64 from a bucket collection outside Waitrose supermarket in Saffron Walden. This has been the highest amount collected in the area so a massive thank you to them for all of their hard work. If you would like to get involved, or set up a volunteer network in your area, then please contact the Essex Fundraising Team.

Our warmest thanks to the Rotary Club of Brain tree Rivers for raising £1,000

• EACH stall at Colchester Carnival – Sat 20th July • EACH stall at Harwich & Dovercourt Sea Festival – Sun 28th July • EACH Family Fun & Dog Day – Sun 29th September

EACH Fundraising, Suite 5, The Old Dairy, Elm Farm Business Park, Wymondham, NR18 0SW. Tel: 01953 666767

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A high octane octogenarian Great grandmother Anne Saunders, 83, of Caister-on-Sea, took part in our 150ft abseil down Norfolk Tower in Norwich on Sunday 14th April along with around 30 others on a bright but very blustery day! In the past Anne has done rock climbing courses, horse riding, sailing, raced powerboats, gliding and has zip-wired across NCFC’s Carrow Road stadium – all of which she didn’t start doing until after she turned 50! Thank you to everyone who got involved and raised vital funds for EACH. To register your interest for next year’s abseil call the Norfolk Fundraising Team. Our next challenge is Team EACH Day on Saturday 21st September. This is a Skydiving day at Ellough Airfield near Beccles where you can experience freefalling from 12,000ft reaching speeds of 120mph! Visit or call the Norfolk Fundraising Team.

Jacqui has supported and volunteered for EACH for over 4 years and gets involved in all sorts of things. She’s a member of our Diss Friends Group, helps out at EACH events like Ride for Life and organises collection pots in the area where she lives. Jacqui also comes into the Norfolk Fundraising Team’s office most weeks to lend a hand. Having worked in an office herself she realises there are a number of tasks which always need doing and she is happy to help out with anything we ask her to do! If you can spare some time and would like to help make a difference like Jacqui does, then we’d be delighted to hear from you.

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Pure Resourcing Solutions helping transform the outside play area at Quidenham

We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the different companies and businesses throughout the county who support us in so many different ways. We haven’t got space here to name them all so here are just a few... Brandbank have just started supporting EACH in 2013 by donating supermarket products to our three hospices on a regular basis. So far items have included washing powder, drinks and foodstuffs saving valuable hospice funds on everyday essentials. Pure Resourcing Solutions has supported EACH for many years. Recently they helped transform the outside play area at Quidenham and in March held their annual quiz which this year raised £1,897. The Snuggle Sac Company Ltd started supporting EACH in 2012 by supplying a number of their sleeping bags to children cared for by EACH. The company also donates funds from sales of a number of their products and recently handed EACH a cheque for £738. A specially designed Snuggle Sac was made for the Harry Potter film The Prisoner of Azkaban and replicas of this are now available for the first time. EACH will also receive a donation from the sale of these – exciting stuff!!

If you’re not already involved, why not get your workplace to support EACH? You could hold a one-off event like a cake sale or dress down day, enter a team into one of our events or make EACH your Charity of the Year. We’d be delighted to hear from you.

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Our retail department continues to buck the High Street trend by recording a 6% increase in sales compared with the previous year! This is despite an extended cold winter which affected footfall across all our 14 shops and at a time when mainstream retailers are struggling – so a huge ‘thank you’ to all retail staff, volunteers and wonderful customers! Supporters continue to keep donations flowing into our shops, but maintaining a good level of stock is the next big challenge for us. We’re always looking for good quality clothing, bric-a-brac, modern paperbacks, toys, jewellery, DVDs, household linens and small electrical items.

Donated goods which can’t be sold in our shops are often recycled to raise funds. Last year we recycled more than 600 tonnes of materials including metals, ceramics, plastics, glass, rags, textiles, paper and card. Visit to find out more about retail including shop and distribution centre locations or contact Karen Boxall, Retail Support Manager, on 01842 821620. Since we started using eBay in November 2011, sales of high value or unusual items have raised a terrific £10,000! Recently, a donation of four model Thunderbirds air and space craft in their original boxes fetched £1,388 with some fierce bidding for these collector’s items. We’re keen to expand our eBay sales so please bear this in mind if you’re considering donating to EACH!

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My name’s Sarah and I live in Ipswich. I’ve been receiving care and support from EACH since January this year for my son Bobby, who is a year old. Bobby has Microcephalus; a condition where the brain doesn’t grow at the expected rate meaning he has severe developmental delay. Bobby also has water on the brain, takes medication to control seizures and is waiting for gastrostomy surgery so he can be fed into his tummy rather than through a tube in his nose. Sarah said: “I had a healthy full-term pregnancy but at about six weeks I started to notice he wasn’t developing as quickly as his elder brother Callum did when he was the same age. His eyes weren’t focusing and he didn’t have the muscle strength to support his own head. We went through various appointments and tests which highlighted the conditions affecting his brain. We still don’t have a full diagnosis for Bobby and may never have one.

“EACH has been a great support for us. I’ve joined the Treehouse choir and I go to mum’s nights – the support is invaluable. The play and cake sessions are great too, as I couldn’t take Bobby to playgroups outside of the hospice as they’re not geared up for his needs.

“There’s support for our whole family.” “Callum is seven and has been to sibling days and really enjoyed them. It means he gets to meet other children who have brothers and sisters in the same situation as him. There’s support for our whole family. “The facilities and services are amazing. Bobby can smile, make sounds and move his legs about and the sensory room and music therapy helps him to communicate. He loves the sensory rooms with the lights, sounds and tactile objects and I’m hoping to put some sensory equipment in Bobby’s room at home. EACH has given me the help I need to cope and Bobby the care and support he needs.”

Suite 45, Epsilon House Business Centre, Masterlord Office Village, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, IP3 9JF.Tel: 01473 276196

Volunteering in Suffolk At EACH we rely on volunteers to keep our services going. With £6 million to raise every year, we’re always looking for local people who can help out.You can become involved as much or as little as you like - from helping at an EACH event, to picking up a cheque or collection pot to going the whole hog and hosting your own fundraising events – it’s all appreciated. Get in touch; we’d love to welcome you to our growing team of dedicated volunteers!

Team EACH It’s not too late to sign up for the Suffolk Team EACH Skydive on 22nd June at Ellough Airfield in Beccles. From 2 miles high and securely harnessed to your skydiving instructor, you can experience the ultimate ‘rush’ as you exit the aircraft, fly through the skies and freefall for the first mile before your instructor opens the parachute. If you can’t make the June date, we’ve also booked Saturday 21st September. For more information about the Team EACH day and our other activities please contact us on 01473 276196.

Pots of Gould

Going the extra mile

Suffolk volunteer David Gould is truly ‘potty’ about EACH. When he retired three years ago, David decided he wanted to do more for EACH so took on responsibility for the collecting pots in his home town of Felixstowe – he hasn’t looked back since! David now looks after almost 300 collecting pots in Suffolk, taking the initiative to find more than 250 new locations for them and driving miles and miles each week to replace full boxes. Thank you, David, for everything you do, including being a founding member of the Felixstowe Friends Group. We couldn’t do it without you!

If running is your thing, then there are two Ipswich events you can take part in to support EACH. The Ipswich Jaffa Running Club Haart Ekiden Relay is being held at St Joseph’s College, Ipswich on Sunday 14th July with teams of six completing a 26.2 mile course around the college. Meanwhile, the Larking Gowan Ipswich half marathon takes place on Sunday 22nd September, starting from Christchurch Park in the centre of Ipswich. With a supporting family fun run of approximately 4km, there is something for all levels of runners. For more information on both runs, go to

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EACH Treehouse Choir The new EACH Treehouse Choir delivered their first public performance to launch Children’s Hospice Week on April 26th – which was broadcast live on BBC Radio Suffolk. The new choir, which includes children and families receiving EACH care and support as well as bereaved parents and hospice staff, performed various songs to an audience of friends, family and invited guests at The Treehouse. The choir is led by EACH music therapist Ray Travasso, who said: “Making music is a wonderful way to bring people together and a fantastic environment to encourage new friendships and experiences for the families we support and for our staff. We believe we are the first children’s hospice to have a choir of this sort and it’s a perfect way to help raise awareness of our work.” The choir aims to develop its repertoire over the next few months with various more public performances scheduled for the summer. Watch this space!

Thank you to Willis staff for their support – we have been their Charity of the Year for the past three years

A massive thank you to the Mayor of Sudbury, Jack Owen, who has helped to raise over £3,000 during his year in office!

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• Cars on the Green - Nowton Park Sun 16th June • Music on the Green - Martlesham Sat 13th July • Thurston Festival 2013 12th - 13th July • Barrow Homegrown Music Festival 29th, 30th, 31st August • Ipswich Twilight Walk Sat 5th October • Glow Walk, Lowestoft Sat 19th October

...that’s just what some of our EACH supporters are doing! 26 keen runners took part in the iconic London Marathon in April raising thousands of pounds for EACH. Family and friends soon spotted them in their bright orange EACH running vests and a great time was had by all. Runners are already signing up to our waiting list for next year’s marathon places – contact your local fundraising office (see p2). We’re also wishing our EACH cyclists good

Donate online or post a cheque payable to EACH Make a regular standing order for as little or as much as you like Help by fundraising - on your own, with friends or at your school Support EACH through your company or employer Join the EACH Local Hospice Lottery

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luck in their London to Paris challenge in July. 25 cyclists are busy training hard for the 300 mile journey across to France and ending at the Eiffel Tower. The cyclists will spend their rest day watching the end of the 100th Tour De France! What a great end to their own cycling challenge! If you would like to walk, cycle, run or skydive to raise funds for EACH, visit: or call your local fundraising team.

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Footprints Summer 2013  

Footprints, the newsletter promoting the work of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and its supporters.

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