Town players help to launch Suffolk charity’s annual collection drive
Callum Connolly and Dominic Iorfa visited East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices shop in Ipswich today to help launch the Bag It, Bring It Boost It campaign.
EACH needs donations to keep its 27 shops stocked across the region. To do this the charity hopes to encourage individuals, families, community groups, schools and businesses to bag up their unwanted items and take them to EACH’s shops.
Blues players and staff have already donated to the campaign.
Dan Palfrey, PR & Marketing Officer at Ipswich Town, said: “Obviously we have a fantastic working relationship with EACH as they are our back of the shirt sponsor this season and we’re delighted to continue to give them the exposure and support they deserve.”
As well as sporting the charity’s logo players from the club also visited one of the charity’s three hospices known as the Treehouse to help launch the Letters from Santa initiative.
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Last year’s campaign saw 80 companies and colleges get involved and supply an excess of 1,000 bags.
Nicola Emerick, EACH Ipswich Shop Manager, said: “Donations are massively important to our success.
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“We’re particularly keen to receive the following clean and good-quality goods: clothing, bric-a-brac, modern paperbacks, toys, jewellery, DVDs/CDs, household linens, retro and vintage clothes, and small electrical items.”
Funds raised from the sale of donated items go towards providing care for over 360 children and young people with life threatening conditions in one of three hospices the charity run.
The charity have outlined the sort of differences which donations could make.
A top or trousers worth £5 could pay for art supplies for a session of art therapy. £10 from a tea set could fund a nursing care kit. Higher quality clothing worth £20 could pay for support group for siblings. Items like furniture or prom dress’ worth £35 could pay for an hour of specialist care.
Donations can be dropped off at the charity’s shops whilst larger donations can be collected by the charity. Details about collections can be found by contacting 01473 917965 or email@example.com.
More information about the Bag It, Bring It, Boost It campaign can be found at www.each.org.uk.