December 12 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
A charity supporting children in East Anglia with life limiting illnesses is appealing for volunteers to help raise vital funds for its hospices and community care services.
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) has been holding recruitment drives this week, with the final event taking place at the George and Dragon in Long Melford tomorrow from 10.30am.
Partnership manager Hannah Bloom says it will be an informal opportunity to find out more about what the hospice does and how people can support it.
“We’re trying to recruit more volunteers in that area and hope some people will drop in and say hello,” she said.
Volunteers would be invited to carry out table top sales, organise fund raising events or look after collection boxes to help the charity raise the £7.5 million it requires each year.
“It’s as much about raising our profile as it is about bringing in the money,” Ms Bloom added.
The charity cares for around local 350 youngsters with life limiting illnesses every year, offering counselling, therapy and respite support to parents and relatives at its Treehouse hospice in Ipswich or in the family home.
EACH also provides bereavement support to the families of the children they help, none of whom are expected to reach adulthood.
If you cannot attend the event but would like to help, contact the volunteering team on 01473 276196.