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There were balloons, banners and bunting aplenty at a charity shop in Poringland as staff and volunteers celebrate its first birthday.

As well as being able to browse for a bargain, customers of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) are being treated to cakes. A guess the name of a giant teddy bear competition is running and any children dropping by can pick up a free book.

The shop is on the doorstep of the nook, EACH’s new hospice that has been under construction since November 2017

Seven hundred people enjoyed a riot of colour, sizzling entertainment and fantastic food at the Norfolk Show Ball on Friday (21 June), raising a superb £51,500 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH).

The event at Norfolk Showground saw guests entertained by Tropicalia dancers, a stunning set by illusionist Sean Alexander and an electric performance by the Joe Ringer Band.

There were a huge array of auction lots, including a guitar donated by EACH Ambassador Ed Sheeran, a luxury stay in Bali and a flight in a Second World War fighter plane. The best-performing was a five-night stay in Brazil for two, donated by Humboldt Travel, that raised £7,000.

A new East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) shop in Cromer was declared officially open this morning.

Cromer Pier’s Claude the Crab was the star guest, putting his pincers to good use and helping snip the ribbon. Customers then streamed through the doors, spending £1,019 in the first hour.

Laura Mackay, EACH Shop Manager, said: “We’re delighted to have opened our new shop here in Cromer and really look forward to becoming part of the community. A huge thank you to Claude for his part in what was a very fun morning. Thanks to everyone else who came out, too. We really hope people in and around Cromer will continue supporting us. Please do get in touch if you have items to donate or a few spare hours to volunteer.”

A Wymondham choir group are among those helping East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) in the final stretch of its nook appeal.

The appeal, to raise £10 million for the building of a hospice, to transform children’s palliative care for Norfolk, recently hit £9.1 million.

Construction of the new building got under way in November 2017 and EACH hopes it can become operational this summer, but needs to raise the remaining funds before then.

VivaVoices is among those helping to ensure that happens. A recent choir performance raised £286 and, after, EACH’s Louisa Smart met the choir’s managing director and leader, Graeme Hopson, to receive the proceeds.

Dress Claire, a bold campaign to drive donations at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) shops across the region, has seen the charity benefit from an extra £30,000 worth of items compared to the same period last year.

In total across the two-week campaign, EACH received around 13,400 bags, representing a 30% spike from 2018.

Dress Claire saw lifesize cardboard cutouts of Claire Wright, 45, from Sutton, near Ely, partially hidden behind a board and greeting customers in all of EACH’s 37 shops.

Claire’s family received support from EACH when, in April 2012, her 16-month-old son, Jacob, sadly died from mitochondrial disease. The charity, in Claire’s words, “is a place where we can remember our beautiful boy, Jacob, with a tear and a smile. You never think you’ll be the one who needs EACH’s support, but when you do it’s something priceless”.

A charity’s project to engage schoolchildren across Norfolk is gaining momentum.

The nook schools project, being run by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), encourages schools to raise £400 each towards the cost of a soft play room at the nook, the new hospice being built in Framingham Earl that EACH hopes to open this summer.

A team of Year 6 children at Poringland Primary School, just down the road from the nook, organised for members of the school’s junior choir to sing carols and Christmas songs outside a nearby Budgens, collecting £145 in an hour. They also organised a classic penny mile totalling 640m. More activities are on the cards as the school has decided to up its fundraising goal to £1,000.

Those most passionate about Norfolk’s heritage have given East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) another £2,000 towards the nook appeal.

Norfolk Heritage Recovery Group (NHRG) holds charity metal detecting digs, charging members and guests to attend. This most recent donation to EACH takes its total raised for the good cause to £5,000. Tim Jenkins, EACH Norfolk Community Fundraiser, received the money from Godfrey Pratt, NHRG Chair.

Godfrey said: “We spend an awful lot of our time digging up the past as that’s what metal detectorists do, but through our regular charity digs we’re also fundraising for the future, in this case for better lives for the children offered care by EACH.”

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) has revealed it takes over 6,000 bags of donations a week to run its shops, as the charity launches its Bag It, Bring It, Boost It campaign for 2019.

EACH has 35 shops across Cambridgeshire, north Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk that last year generated an impressive profit of over £1.1 million.

They can only do that with a regular flow of donations, though, so the good cause is to continue running its successful Bag It, Bring It, Boost It campaign this year.

Encouraging individuals, families, community groups, schools and businesses to bag up their unwanted items and drop them off at an EACH shop, the donation drive was a huge success when it launched in 2017, with over 80 companies and colleges getting involved to supply in excess of 1,000 bags.

Parents from Wymondham are marking what would have been the eighth birthday of their beloved little boy by paying for a day of care and support from East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) across Norfolk today.

Brad and Debbie McLean received bereavement counselling from EACH after Stanley died in July 2012, following complications with heart surgery.

They have since become stalwart fundraisers for EACH and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) - where Stanley spent months of his life - having set up the Stanley McLean Trust that has raised over an incredible £120,000.

A group of Norfolk cyclists have raised £308.14 for the nook appeal by treating themselves to cake.

The 53-11 Cycling Club was founded in April 2014 and its members, of all ages and abilities, are easy to spot as they wear unmistakeable, bright pink jerseys.

The club leads social rides on three evenings of the working week plus during the day on Sundays.

The rides often include some sort of café or pub stop, further promoting the social aspect. Recently, cyclists have been indulging in cakes baked by Sally Eggleton, donating £1 to the nook appeal for every slice.

Donations have, generously, been doubled by Ian Goody, a member of 53-11 and also CEO of Premier Financial Group that sponsors the club.

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