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Features • News • How you can help • Ed Sheeran becomes an EACH Ambassador • New Norfolk hospice plans Features • News • How You Can Help

Summer Spring/Summer 2013 2014

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

WELCOME to Footprints, the newsletter promoting the work of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and its 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 @EACH_Cambs Fundraising in Essex: EACH Fundraising, Room 4, North Colchester Business Centre, 340 The Crescent, Colchester Business Park, Colchester, CO4 9AD. Tel: 01206 848450 @EACH_Essex

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We support... families and care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Fundraising in Norfolk: EACH Fundraising, Suite 5, The Old Dairy, Elm Farm Business Park, Wymondham, NR18 0SW. Tel: 01953 666767 @EACH_Norfolk Fundraising in Suffolk: EACH Fundraising, Suite 45, Epsilon House Business Centre, Masterlord Office Village, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, IP3 9FJ. Tel: 01473 276196 @EACH_Suffolk and online

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 around £6million from public donations to deliver our services this year. This amounts to more than £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, Hadleigh, Halstead, Ipswich, Long Stratton, Lowestoft, Stowmarket, Whittlesey and Wymondham.

We are planning to build a new children’s hospice in Norfolk to improve the way we provide care and support in the county. Our Quidenham hospice has been an incredible home-from-home to many families, but due to high demands on our services, we’re looking at options for a new purpose-built hospice. The current hospice in Quidenham is restricted in its facilities and development, so we’ve identified an idyllic woodland plot in Framingham Earl and submitted a planning

application for a new hospice - we hope to know the outcome in the spring. We rely on public support for the majority of the income needed to deliver services and a 100% reliance on voluntary income for a new hospice. The cost of the project will be in the region of £10 million. We’ll be asking the public to help raise funds and awareness. Get involved – visit to find out more.

Ed said: “It was great to come to The Treehouse to see the fantastic work the charity does.The facilities are amazing and I can see just how important the care and support is to the children and their families.

Ed Sheeran has become an EACH Ambassador in recognition of his support and visited The Treehouse in February to find out more about us. Ed had a tour of the facilities and played guitar as part of a music therapy session.

“ I really enjoyed learning about what’s on offer, especially music therapy, and I had great fun playing the guitar as part of the session. “ It was a really moving experience and I look forward to working with the charity in the future.”

Friends Groups

Barclays Bank-ing on success

We have three friends groups in Norfolk who help us spread the word about EACH and organise events to raise much needed funds and awareness in their areas. These groups are based in Diss, Holt and Norwich and they’re always looking for new members. If you’re interested in going along to one of their meetings to find out more, please contact the Norfolk fundraising team (see page 2). Norfolk branches of Barclays Bank fundraised for EACH as their chosen Charity of the Year in 2013. The past 12 months saw staff holding branch cake sales and raffles, a charity football match, a disco paddle boat event, a family fun day and a Christmas party.

Discord is music to our ears DISCORD ‘choir, that isn’t a choir’, led by Michael Dann has raised £3,050 for EACH. The group organised concerts during 2012 and 2013 including one at Diss High School where a CD and video were produced and sold to choir members.The cheque presentation, which excluded online donations, took place at their performance at Croxton Church near Thetford.

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Some staff took part in our Ride for Life event as well as volunteering at local events. The money raised was increased by Barclays generous match funding scheme bringing the final total to £28,035.

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Great Yarmouth Santa Run Over 100 Santas joined us for our second Great Yarmouth Santa Run along the Golden Mile before Christmas. The event received great support from many local groups and companies including Joyland American Diner, The Beach radio station, Great Yarmouth Lions and Road Runners, Sainsbury’s and First Buses. All the participants got into the spirit of things and dressed for the occasion – including the many dogs who took part! We raised more than £2,200 with sponsorship still being received. Thanks to everyone involved.

A massive thank you to Paul Riches and everyone involved in the 2013 UEA bike auction which raised £12,200

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Snetterton Race Circuit was the venue for the Charity Motor Show organised by Norwich based company STR Group. Supported by a huge number of car clubs, trade stands, local businesses and organisations, the event saw members of the public enjoying passenger rides in vehicles ranging from an Aston Martin to the Only Fools & Horses Robin Reliant van! Raising a fantastic £20,283.74 to support a number of local charities; we’ve received an allocation of more than £5,000. It was such a success that STR Group are hoping it’ll be an annual event. Huge thanks to Shawn Taylor and his team for their support!

• Wellbeing evening, The Park Hotel, Diss - Wednesday 26th March • South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band concert, St.Andrew’s Church, Quidenham - Tuesday 29th April • Ride (and Walk) for Life, Santon Downham - Sunday 11th May • One woman show and lunch with Helen Fraser, The Park Hotel, Diss Wednesday 28th May

Gary Cook, EACH Fundraiser, with Angus, Debbie and Brad

We’ve launched a new fundraising scheme called ‘Pay for a Day’ to inspire supporters to raise money to help run our services. We’re asking supporters to raise £16,000 to cover the costs of running EACH for a day or £5,300 – the equivalent of providing Brad, Stanley and Debbie services at one of our hospices at Milton, Quidenham or The Treehouse. To find out “ Stanley’s brother Angus was born last year. He’s more visit: healthy, but we were anxious because Brad and Debbie McLean have supported our of what we’d been through with Stanley. EACH really helped us with our concerns. new ‘Pay for a Day’ fundraising scheme at Quidenham, in memory of their son Stanley “ We wanted to give something back, and to pay who passed away aged 18 months after for a day on what would have been Stanley’s complications with heart surgery. third birthday is a great way to celebrate his life.” Brad and Debbie benefit from EACH The family set up The Stanley McLean Trust and the funds were raised at their 2nd bereavement counselling and decided to Annual Stanley McLean Charity Golf Day ‘Pay for a Day’ on 2nd January 2014 – what at Marriott Sprowston Manor Hotel and would have been Stanley’s third birthday. Country Club. Brad said: “Losing a child is something no parent should ever have to go through.There’s no manual on how to deal with it, but EACH has really helped us. “ EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest – helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond.

Would you like to raise £16,000 to cover the costs of running EACH for a day? Or could you raise £5,300 to provide care at one of our hospices at Milton, Quidenham or The Treehouse? Visit:

Creating a hoohaah Hannah Hodgson and Alison Cronk are friends with a shared interest in running and events management. They’ve set up hoohaah; a series of running events across the region in 2014 in aid of EACH. You can take part in an individual race or series of races. Event dates • Sunday 27th April – 5k and 10k races Ickworth House, Suffolk • Sunday 18th May – 5k and 10k races Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire • Sunday 22nd June – 5k and 10k races Hatfield Forest, Essex • Sunday 5th October – 10 mile and half marathon races Wimpole EACH has The X Factor Estate, Cambridgeshire You can enter the 10k series and take part EACH featured on The X Factor live in three different 10k runs at National Trust semi-final show in December as the winner’s locations. See if you can beat your time, single has been sold in aid of Together for discover your favourite course and join the Short Lives (which represents UK children’s hoohaah team of series runners. If you’re hospices) and Great Ormond Street new to running, the distance series could be Hospital Children’s Charity. for you. Choose a 5k and 10k race and then A film featuring Kaychanel Willson, who uses take on a 10 mile race or half-marathon to our Quidenham hospice, was aired during see how you’ve improved. By entering a the live show, and was recorded at her series of races, you’ll receive an entry discount and a hoohaah hoodie to wear home in Norwich and the hospice. with pride! There are also special 5km runs The film was used to show how money for beginners. All participants are raised from sales of the winner’s single will encouraged to raise sponsorship for benefit life-threatened children, young EACH and for more information visit people and their families. Sam Bailey was crowned X Factor winner and her single ‘Skyscraper’ was Christmas No.1; raising vital funds for two worthy charities. Simon Cowell said: “I’ve been lucky enough to see first-hand the great work both of these charities do and I’m thrilled we can do something to help by donating the sales of The X Factor winner's single to them both.”

Teeing off for a good cause In 1986 Ken Larwood, committee member of the Eastern Counties Branch of the Welding Institution, suggested they hold an annual golf event. Their first event in 1993 raised £34 and was donated to our Quidenham hospice. Twenty years on in 2013, the event raised £1,230 bringing the total raised over the years to £15,441. Their welding links are retained in trophies including the Ken Larwood Memorial Salver which remembers the untimely death of Ken in 2005. Without Ken they would not have started on the process that has raised so much money. You can join them at the Bungay and Waveney Valley golf course on Thursday 19th June for the 2014 event. Teams of three have a great day out competing for trophies, valuable prizes and raising funds for EACH. To enter a team contact John Weston email: Tel: 01502 722584. For more information about theWelding Institute visit

Are you a Tough Mudder? Splashing about in 100,000 gallons of mud is how Benn McCann and Jonathon and Anthony Chapman will be raising funds for EACH. They’ve signed up to Tough Mudder which is described as ‘Probably the Toughest Event on The Planet’ and designed by British Special Forces. It’s a 12 mile obstacle course at Culden Faw which is turned into a mud bath for the weekend of 26th/27th April. Hazards include waist high swamps, electric shocks and underground tunnels to test fitness, stamina and mental strength. To sponsor them visit and if you’ve been inspired to do a challenge, look at our events list for more information:

EACH events

Thanks to everyone who made our 2013 events a success. The Twilight Walk raised over £20,000 and we’re grateful to participants and so many people for their support including our 70+ volunteers, the Red Rose Chain, Andy at Laser Lighting, My Big Fat Wedding Disco, Coastal Building Supplies, Copleston High School, Anglia IT and many more. The Glow Walk in Lowestoft saw a double in the number of participants and raised over £5,000. Thanks to everyone involved including Claremont Pier, the Lowestoft Players and the local fire and police. This year we held our Ipswich Santa Run on Ransomes Europark. With over 100 runners setting off from KIA Marshall on a Friday lunchtime, it has raised over £5,000. Thank you to everyone for making the day a success.

A massive thank you to the Clements family from Lawshall whose ‘Down on the Farm’ event raised over £3,000!

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The Suffolk Villages Charity Bike Ride Get in the saddle for The Lions Club of Stowmarket and District’s ‘Suffolk Villages Charity Bike Ride’ on Sunday 22nd June 2014. EACH is one of the chosen charities, and the event will see participants cycle through the Suffolk countryside with a choice of routes; 25km for families, 45km Intermediate and 75km Challenge; all of which start and finish at the Blackbourne Centre in Elmswell. Entry fees £15 - £20 for adults and £5 - £8 for children. Closing date for advanced entries is 14th June. Entries after this date will be accepted, but you’ll need to collect your documents on the day. To enter or for more info please call Stowmarket Lions: 0845 833 5114, email or visit

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5,000 reasons to Zumba

Juliet Garnham from Stowmarket has been raising funds for EACH since 2011 by taking part in activities including the Great Wall of China trek. She launched ‘Challenge 18’ in 2012 to raise £8,000 in 18 months. She held a Zumbathon, Pamper and Craft Event at The Carnegie Room in Thetford which raised over £5,000, with the help of local group leader Zumba Lou Lou. She’s continuing her support by taking part in the Machu Picchu Trek in October 2014. To support Juliet please visit: or JulietGarnham4EACH

• East Coast Mini Run Monday 21st April • hoohaah 10k Run, Ickworth House, Bury St Edmunds - Sunday 27th April • Thunderball Car Rally, Brantham Saturday 14th June • The Suffolk Villages Charities Bike Ride, Elmswell - Sunday 22nd June • NEW EVENT Colour 5k Run, Christchurch Park, Ipswich Saturday 19th July 2014 • Homegrown Music Festival, Barrow Friday 22nd – Monday 25th August • Larking Gowen Ipswich Half Marathon - Sunday 21st September

A close shave

Brownie points

Finlay Nightingale, aged 14, recently decided to raise funds for EACH by shaving his head. His Mum said: “Finlay woke up one morning and said he wanted to do something to help the children at The Treehouse”. She thought he might change his mind but he did not waiver. At first his Dad started by cutting his hair with scissors, pretending that the shaver had broken so that Finlay was sporting a most unusual hairstyle! Finlay came along to The Treehouse and presented the £80 cheque to Penny Linford, EACH Care Manager.

Brownies from the 3rd Attleborough group have donated black out tents to the play team at Quidenham. Having collected Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers for many years, last year they decided to collect for a different cause instead of more Brownie equipment. 2013 was a bumper year enabling them to collect sufficient vouchers for two tents plus some smaller items.

EACH Friends Overseas

Sponsored dance-a-thon Newmarket School of Dance raised a fantastic £1,130.14 from their sponsored dance-a-thon in November. Thirty members of the Newmarket School of Dance danced for over six hours to raise money. Kyson Primary School in Woodbridge took the opposite approach and raised £2,445 through their sponsored silence, it must have been a very quiet day at school!

Do you have any friends or family who live abroad and are interested in supporting EACH? We’re starting up an EACH Friends Overseas membership with loads of benefits for our supporters around the world and would love to be able to reach out to new friends. If you know someone you think would be interested, please contact Camilla in the fundraising team – or 01473 276193.

EACH helps us to create lovely memories Lucy Allinson is 14 years old and has the hospice is priceless. The team know Lucy so received care and support from EACH for well and they gear the activities to what she likes. more than a decade; at Quidenham hospice “ I can’t put into words how appreciative I am that and at home. Short break overnight and day Quidenham hospice exists. Lucy has a great time care, music therapy and specialist play are when she’s there and we know she’s well looked just some of the services Lucy receives. Her after.The care team know her really well and parents Heather and Martin, as well as siblings Sophie and Max, have benefited from understand how she communicates.” Last year Lucy had an 11 and a half hour sessions with family support practitioners. operation to have spinal rods inserted, which Lucy has epileptic seizures on a daily basis, Heather describes as ‘the longest 11 and a and they’re difficult to control. Lucy also half hours’ of her life. There’s been a uses a wheelchair for mobility. staggering improvement; Lucy is two inches Heather said: “Lucy absolutely adores taller and is much more comfortable. Staff the sensory room at the hospice and from EACH came to visit Lucy and her family she really benefits from music therapy. in hospital and had care sessions at home “ The hospice is a great social environment as well as offering nursing care. Children who Lucy following her hospital stay. goes to school with also stay at the hospice. I’ve The experienced EACH nurses, carers and been to pick up Lucy and seen her interacting family support practitioners support the with one of her school friends and passing toys whole family. Lucy’s siblings Sophie and Max back and forth to each other and I had a lump benefited from sibling day activities when in my throat. It was lovely to see them having they were younger. Heather said: “EACH helps fun independently. us to create lovely memories and has played “ Children like Lucy don’t go to sleepovers or to an important part in all of their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at our lives, not just Lucy’s.”

Bentley by Design

Frankel fundraises for EACH

Bentley Cambridge hosted the Bentley by Design charity event at the world famous Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket.

Frankel, ‘the world’s highest rated racehorse’ has been raising funds for EACH. In response to interest from Frankel’s many fans, tours were hosted at Banstead Manor Stud where Frankel now stands as a stallion, which raised almost £3k, and there are plans for more tours in 2014. A Frankel tour package raised £1,560 in the EACH Online Auction, Breyer Model Horses has produced a Frankel model which will raise funds and 20% from the sales of limited edition photo prints to celebrate his 6th birthday will also be donated.

Paralympic hero Jonnie Peacock, who won gold at the London 2012 Paralympics in the T44 100m and England Rugby legend Geoff Parling took part in a Q&A session led by Graham Butland, EACH Chief Executive. The event raised £16,000 and included a fashion show, a speech by musician Dame Evelyn Glennie, a performance by The Acafellas and a charity auction.

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Peak performance

50 mile cycle challenge

The Management team from Fordham based D S Smith Packaging led by Graham Cox took on the Three Peaks Challenge in September and raised £7,043.50 which is being used for the Pay for a Day fundraising scheme at Milton. It costs £5,300 a day to operate our services across Cambridgeshire and the team were delighted to visit and see the difference their support has made. They were so impressed that they’re taking on a Trilogy of Peaks Challenge starting in May.

Cyclists gathered at The Letter B pub in Whittlesey for a 50 mile cycle challenge to Heacham. Harvey Norris who took part said: “Arriving in Heacham we were greeted by friends, family and locals. As we sat soaking up the sun in the garden, eight intrepid riders prepared to ride back to Whittlesey after deciding 50 miles wasn’t long enough to be balanced on a razor sharp saddle!” A fantastic total of £2,810 was raised by the 46 cyclists taking part.

Spring Meadows Infant & Nursery School support

Donation for survey

Retiring collections at Spring Meadows Infant and Nursery School Christmas performances have raised £529.80 and this is the third year the school has supported us. Mrs Sheila Sands, Headteacher, said: “ Christmas is about children, families, loved ones and spending quality time with one another. We thought it important to do some fundraising for a local cause to show we care. By encouraging fundraising at school we hope pupils will learn how important it is to give as well as receive.”

Bard Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge have donated £10 for every employee who completed The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies survey. A massive £3,150 was raised.Thanks to all who completed the survey.

• Milton Gala Day - Sat 10th May • hoohaah 10k, Wimpole Hall Estate Sun 18th May • Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival, Thorpe Meadows - Sat 14th June • Charity Corporate Fight Night, The Guildhall, Cambridge - Sat 28th June • West Wratting Music Event, West Wratting Recreation Ground Sat 28th June • TEAM EACH Skydive Sibson Airfield Peterborough - Sat 23rd August • Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival, Fen Ditton - Sat 6th September

Tia and ‘the big fun house’ Tia McCarthy used to ask her mum Louise has a daughter, Emi, who was born shortly to take her to the ‘big fun house’; the name before Tia died and has also been supported. she gave to our Milton hospice. She received “ EACH helped them understand what care for a rare and aggressive brain tumour - happened, including making memory boxes” diagnosed at the age of four. Less than a year Louise said. later, Tia passed away. “ Tia had chemotherapy and it was really tough for Louise said: “Tia loved the hospice. She’d lie on her and me. I had to watch her go through it and the heated waterbed and enjoy the lights in the there was nothing I could do. Before Tia died she sensory room, she’d play in the ball pool and told me how she wanted her funeral. She didn’t have art sessions and music therapy. want to travel in a black car; she wanted a white “ The week before Tia died we stayed at the horse and carriage and white coffin. hospice and we didn’t have to worry about “ One day Tia said ‘mum I’m going to die but anything. It meant I never had to leave Tia’s side. don’t be scared because I’m not.’ Three days Her teachers even came to visit. At hospital we later the cancer had come back, this time in her were only allowed two visitors at a time which brain stem, and there was nothing more they made family visits impossible. The hospice meant could do. Tia didn’t have to die in a hospital.” “ EACH supported us with funeral planning and To say thank you, the family has raised more supported me, my mum and two sisters. than £5,500, and are now planning to “ Tia was at the hospice until her funeral. I called support the Milton Friends Group to organise fundraising events. Tia’s brother Kai, the hospice and asked to visit. Even though she’d passed away, they were playing her who is 11 years old, collected more favourite Tweenies DVD. She hadn’t been left on than £100 from a school cake sale her own - that’s all I wanted for my little girl. he organised on his birthday. Kai was just 16 months old when Tia died, but EACH have still played an important role in his life. Louise also

“ Without EACH I wouldn’t have coped and although Milton hospice is where Tia died, I only have nice memories of it.”

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Sunday 11th May 2014 Santon Downham,Thetford Forest Closing date for postal & online entries Monday 28th April 2014. On and off road bike rides from 5 to 35 miles plus walks of 3 and 10 miles. Enter as an individual, a family or as a group of friends or colleagues and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Thetford Forest. On the village green we’ll have stalls and well earned refreshments and parking is free.

Enter online at Sponsored by:

or call 01953 666767 for an entry form Royal Patron: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge Supported by: Cycling Club Breckland

New Leisure magazine supporting EACH! LeisureTime in North Essex is a new free quarterly A4 magazine, launching on 1st March, and aimed at promoting local leisure activity. The magazine is donating a regular half-page to promote our work and events and publisher Peter Richardson is also donating 10% of all the advertising revenue from the second issue out on the 24th May to EACH. The magazine can be read online: For more information call Peter on 01206 843225.

Greenfields ‘Pay for a Day’

Greenfields Community Housing in Braintree chose EACH as their Charity of the Year for 2013. Staff held fundraising activities ranging from a sponsored swim, golf day and superhero day, to seven staff members growing moustaches for ‘Grow the Mo’ in November and raised an impressive £10,500. Greenfields chose the 16th January 2014 to pay for a day’s care at The Treehouse, and staff members and residents visited the hospice to see what a difference their support has made. Our sincere thanks to everyone at Greenfields!

Rising to the challenge! We’re delighted recruitment company First Call Contract Services has chosen EACH as their charity partner for 2014. Staff are already planning their fundraising activities from sponsored weight loss and orange and purple ‘dress down’ days, to taking part in the epic 100km London 2 Brighton challenge in May. They aim to raise £10,000 by December! Dan Mankelow, Operations Director, thinks EACH is an amazing charity and he feels honoured to be heading up the First Call fundraising team in the hopes of raising funds to make a difference.

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Reach new heights in Essex with two abseils!

Miles Kelly Publishing

We’re once again hosting the EACH abseil down the iconic Colchester Town Hall on 8th June, which last year raised £6,500. If you’re interested contact the Essex Fundraising Team for more info (see page 2) or visit our website. The Rotary Club of Harlow Tye are holding their charity abseil down the 100ft Affinity Water Tower at Church Langley on 3rd and 4th May – this year is the 17th anniversary. We’re calling on participants to raise funds for EACH. Visit for more information.

Hilltop Garden Centre, Weeley, raised a fantastic £120 from their Christmas tombola

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Local children’s book publisher, Miles Kelly Publishing, has supported us for many years. Staff visited our Milton hospice recently to present activity books as well as a surprise cheque of £2,303.50 thanks to their fundraising activities. Amanda Askew, Marketing Director, said: “Our visit to EACH really opened our eyes to the life-changing work the whole team does. Their attention to detail when caring for a child or young person and the whole family is extraordinary. We are already planning to increase our fundraising activity for next year. It’s a truly amazing cause.”

• The Rotary Club of Harlow Tye abseil Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May • EACH Colchester abseil Sunday 8th June • EACH Family Fun and Dog Day, Layer Marney Tower - Sunday 28th September

On behalf of all the children and families receiving EACH care, we send renewed thanks to the many grant-making Trusts and Foundations who provide such invaluable support. In the last few months we’ve received wonderful donations from the Actuaries Trust, Brocklebank Trust, Lesley Mary Carter Trust, Colton Acre Trust, Colchester Catalyst Charity, Dudley & Geoffrey Cox Trust, Lord Cozens-Hardy Trust, Ely XT, Earle and Stuart Trust, Fairstead Trust, Fonnereau Road Health Foundation, Freemasons’ Grand Charity, R&J Gardner Trust, Gippeswyck Educational Trust, Girton Town Charity, Greendale Foundation, Lady Hind Trust, Hospital Saturday Fund, Douglas Compton James Trust, Miss GM Marriage Settlement, Martineau Trust, Mitcham Trust, Music Sales Trust, Norfolk Community Foundation (Ranworth Trust Fund), Oldhurst Trust, Jack Patston Trust, Rind Foundation, Spurrell Trust, Syder Foundation, Barbara Welby Trust, White Family Trust. We’d like to say a special thank you to the trustees of The Thompson Family Trust and Dr HW Abbott’s Will Trust for their exceptional recent gifts; The Strangward Trust for pledging long-term support to the

Trusts Fundraiser Andrew Mangeot (centre) and Play Specialist Jenny Fisher (2nd right) receive Christmas gifts for the hospice from servicemen at RAF Mildenhall.

work of The EACH True Colours Symptom Management Team, the QBE Foundation for helping with current refurbishments at our Milton hospice, and to the Actuaries Trust for a three-year grant towards our Young People’s/Transition service.

Making a donation in memory of a loved one is a wonderful way to celebrate their life.You can make an online donation at, post a cheque made payable to EACH to EACH House, 42 High Street, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6DF or by calling 01223 205186. Once we’ve received your donation we’ll send a letter of thanks.

£3,000 in prizes every week. A lottery which offers players a great chance of winning and a wonderful way of caring and all for as little as £1 per week. To play, simply request an entry form from the dedicated lottery line on 0845 122 0772 (local rate) or download a copy from

The success of EACH retail continues with buoyant sales despite some very challenging weather conditions! Like for like income has been up 3% against the same period last year and looks set to continue. Following the successful opening of our Hadleigh shop in November, negotiations are underway for another three shops – we hope to have details in the next edition of Footprints. Tony Grimmer joined EACH in January as a Retail Manager to work alongside our existing Retail Manager, Sarah Throssell, and Tony will be covering our Suffolk and Essex shops. Meanwhile, our Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Diss shops have seen the introduction of Deputy Managers.

The shop volunteer teams continue to provide wonderful support but we always need new recruits. If you’re interested please get in touch with Clare Bates: email or call 01223 205190. We’re always looking for good quality items to stock our shops too. Donations can be dropped at any of our 15 shops or you can call our distribution centre on 01842 821620 if you have large items which you’re unable to deliver yourself. Leaving a gift in your Will to EACH will help ensure we’re here to care for local life-threatened children, young people and their families for generations to come. When it comes to your Will we understand family and friends come first, but if you can, please remember EACH. For more information call Mark Loades on 01953 666771 or get in touch with your local fundraising team (see page 2). “We’ve supported EACH for more than 25 years and seen how important their work is for children and families. As well as volunteering our time we wanted to leave something for the future; something that would help EACH deliver even better care for generations to come.We decided to leave a gift in our Will. It was very simple to organise and a real comfort to know as well as looking after our family, we will also be making a big difference to many others. Please join us in helping EACH by leaving a gift in your Will.” Roger and Ann Kerrison

We provide care and support to life-threatened children, young people 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 815100 Norfolk tel: 01953 888603 Suffolk & North Essex tel: 01473 271334

Donate online or post a cheque payable to EACH

Shop or donate items at our charity shops

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

Volunteer Leave a gift in your Will Thinking about giving a really big gift? Please call us or visit for more information

A quick and simple way to support EACH! Simply text EACH14 followed by the amount you’d like to donate to 70070. You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 (e.g. to donate £3 text ‘EACH14 £3’ to 70070)

Registered Charity No. 1069284

Footprints Spring / Summer 2014  

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