Treehouse Appeal nears �900,000

SIZZLING summer barbecues, skipathons and heart-warming donations have helped the Treehouse Appeal to build a new children’s hospice in Suffolk reach �892,821.

SIZZLING summer barbecues, skipathons and heart-warming donations have helped the Treehouse Appeal to build a new children’s hospice in Suffolk reach �892,821.

The recent warm weather has seen cash flood into the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) appeal office, to help complete a new �3 million complex off Bixley Road in Ipswich.

Melanie Chew, director of fundraising at the charity, was thrilled to announce the new total this morning.

“We are delighted at how much the people of Suffolk are getting behind this appeal,” she said. “It’s going really well.


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“All the summer events are happening now so the money is coming in thick and fast.”

Delicious butterfly cakes are selling well throughout the region as firms, clubs and groups stage Butterfly days to boost the much-needed total.

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Imaginative members of the Young Enterprise team ‘Espoir’ at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham raised �364.68 by designing and selling EACH hoodies over the past academic year.

Enterprising children at Copdock Primary School raised �1,281 for the cause by investing �1 each and multiplying the cash with car washes and other fundraising events.

Melanie added: “We just need to keep the momentum going over the next few months because the �3 million target is still a long way off.”

To make a donation to the appeal, visit www.each.org.uk/treehouse or call 01284 276115.

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