Phil Gormley, EACH Chief Executive, who attended the event and ran a stall alongside his family, added: “It was so good to see some form of a community fundraising event taking place in a year when these have been very few and far between. A big thank you to everyone in Brisley who got this going and proved that, with enough preparation and planning, things can be done safely. The festive spirit was truly alive and the generous people who took part even relieved me of over £100 worth of EACH Christmas cards!”
EACH has adapted to meet the constant ongoing need for complex nursing and end of life care throughout the pandemic. It is now experiencing a surge in requests for support as families who have been shielding and self-isolating become exhausted from providing care alone.
The charity says the best present for families this Christmas would be a donation to ensure staff can be there for them when they need support. EACH is expecting a £2.2 million loss in funding over the next 12 months as a result of disruption to fundraising activities and its shops - a third of the total it needs to support families across East Anglia.
To make a donation and for more information about fundraising activities people can take part in at the moment, including a Christmas tree recycling scheme, head to www.each.org.uk/christmas-2020