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Orchard Toys smashes £10k fundraising target for hospice charity

Published on: 5th August 2022

Orchard Toys has supported East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices with a range of activities including cake sales and football matches.

Orchard Toys has handed over a cheque for £11,125 to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), surpassing its £10,000 fundraising target.

Staff at the Wymondham-based toy company held a series of events including cake sales and charity football matches, and also collected money through customer and JustGiving donations.

In particular, customers have been encouraged to donate if they take advantage of Orchard Toys’ misplaced pieces service, whereby if anyone loses a playing piece from their favourite game they can request free replacement parts.

Orchard Toys has been raising funds for EACH since 2011, and plans to continue pledging donations to the children’s hospice charity.

Managing director Simon Newbery said: “There’s a real synergy between the two companies, and we’re proud to have a long-standing relationship with EACH – a local charity doing great hospice work here in the heart of our community.”

Laura Southcott, EACH corporate fundraising assistant, added: “We’re extremely grateful to everyone at Orchard Toys and its wonderful customers. It’s great to have their continued support. This is a phenomenal amount of money and will make a real difference.”

EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex and has three hospices including The Nook, at Framingham Earl in Norfolk.

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