£4,000 Donation To EACH From The Rotary Club Of Stowmarket
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused tremendous pain throughout the UK and world economies. Especially hard hit has been the UK charity sector. Charities such as the East Anglian Children’s Hospice have made appeals for more funds so that they continue their essential services.
The charity has three hospices in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, and Norfolk, and is losing thousands of pounds a week after closing all of its 43 shops. Voluntary donations provide the vast majority of the care provider’s funding.
EACH supports many families of children and young people with life-threatening conditions, including around 100 bereaved families at any one time.
The group of hospices has had to suspend the short breaks, wellbeing therapies and face-to-face counselling it would normally offer.
Tony Pickering, treasurer of the Rotary Club of Stowmarket Gipping Valley, suggested to the members that most of the balance of the trust (charity) account was better used by EACH as it was doing nothing in the club’s coffers. The members unanimously agreed and just under £4,000 was donated by the club to the East Anglian Children’s Hospice.
In thanking the Rotary Club for the donation, Tracy Rennie, the acting CEO of EACH, mentioned that there are currently more than 2,000 children and young people in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex who are living with a life-threatening condition.