Since 1997, along with our sister companies, SSGE has supported East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) as our nominated charity. We originally supported the Quidenham Children’s Hospice and in 1998 Quidenham merged with the hospices at Milton near Cambridge and Ipswich and formed EACH.
EACH exists to maximise the quality of life for terminally ill children, their families and all who are special to them. They offer care for children up to 18 years of age providing palliative care and symptom control (the terms used when no cure is in sight), respite care in the hospices, outreach nursing in the children’s own homes, emotional and practical support.
In the hospices, they aim to provide ‘a place for living’ and a home-from-home environment for sick children and their families. Cheerful surroundings and special play equipment help each child to reach their full potential and make the most of precious time
It takes an enormous effort by numerous people to finance and run the hospices, which rely on voluntary donations and fundraising events.
Our support over the years has varied. We regularly donate money as a response to requests for funds from the hospice, and have supported EACH by donating Florida Villa Holidays as main auction prizes at fund-raising events. Collectively since our association with EACH started, we have raised in excess of £20,000 along with a similar amount received by EACH as proceeds from our donated items.
We know that for every £1 raised, 87 pence goes directly to the care of the children and it is our aim to continue to support this worthy charity by both action and deed.
If you with to know more about EACH, please visit their Website: www.each.org.uk