EACH Nook Appeal fundraising update
We are delighted to have raised a further £6,320.50 towards East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) Nook appeal, following a foot golf tournament and some staff members completing the Run Norwich 10k.
We held our second annual foot golf competition in association with Loveday & Partners, at Norwich’s Eaton Park, in June. Twenty-one teams, totalling 84 individuals, took part, facing competition from the likes of former Norwich City players Darren Huckerby; Iwan Roberts; Mike Milligan and Paul McVeigh. Fundraising was boosted by an auction of merchandise, including items signed by former Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy and Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton. The event netted £4,883.50.
A team of Rogers & Norton staff also took part in the Run Norwich 10k in August, raising £1,437 between them – whilst they all did a fantastic job in completing the course, a special mention should be given to Tara Saunders for playing such a large part in raising the sum achieved.
It’s been a busy summer focussing on raising funds for our nominated charity – we are really pleased to be able to contribute towards such a brilliant cause. We are very proud to have raised a total of £16,630 towards the new hospice.
The nook appeal currently stands at over £8 million. Construction of EACH’s new hospice started at the end of last year and, fundraising-permitting, it is hoped the building will be operational by summer 2019.