EACH Summer Family Challenge

Families are being encouraged to tackle a range of fun, quirky challenges this summer and raise vital funds for charity.

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) has released details of its first-ever Summer Family Challenge – with the objective being to complete six challenges in six weeks and raise £60.

There are a range of activities to choose from, including a sensory scavenger hunt, a recycling craft challenge and a family sports day.

Others include visiting new places, trying new foods, a baking challenge, hosting a games night marathon, learning a new language or circus skill, camping out overnight, completing acts of kindness and creating a memory box.

“We’re very excited to release details of our new Summer Family Challenge,” said EACH Community Fundraising Manager Tina Burdett. “As well as creating some fun, friendly competition during the six-week school holiday, it’s a fantastic way to support our charity – raising vital funds to help us continue our vital work across the region. “Anyone who signs up will receive a special fundraising pack and it’s choc-a-block with fun, quirky challenges, as well as top tips and information”.

“There’s something for everyone, to suit a family’s location, budget and abilities, and when you register you’ll receive a link to an online giving page. This can be shared with family and friends to let them know you’re raising funds for EACH. Hopefully they’re kind enough to make a small donation and the goal for each family is to raise £60. That could pay for a counsellor for three hours or a music therapist for two hours. It would also fund 30 hand and footprint kits for memory-making.”

Families can register by heading here or to each.org.uk/SummerFamilyChallenge

As well as receiving a fundraising pack crammed with challenge suggestions, they will also get a special chart to illustrate their progress. After completing the challenge, they will then receive a certificate.

“Our challenges are family-friendly and only need resources you’ll usually find at home,” added Tina. “There’s nothing to stop a family adding their own challenge, or tweaking one of ours, and while we suggest one challenge a week, that’s only a guide. It’s up to each family to come up with a schedule that best suits their holiday plans.”

For more information, email community@each.org.uk or call 01223 800807.