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QD Group raises four times its original pledge for EACH Nook appeal

QD Group�s latest �47,000 donation for EACH brings the total raised by the company to more than �101,000 since it started fundraising for the nook appeal in September 2015. Sophie Mayes, Norfolk corporate fundraiser at EACH (second from left), with Simon Bacon, David George and Tracey Spelman from QD Group's Norwich office. Picture: QD Group

QD Group�s latest �47,000 donation for EACH brings the total raised by the company to more than �101,000 since it started fundraising for the nook appeal in September 2015. Sophie Mayes, Norfolk corporate fundraiser at EACH (second from left), with Simon Bacon, David George and Tracey Spelman from QD Group's Norwich office. Picture: QD Group

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Discount retailer QD Group has reached the £100,000 milestone in its fundraising for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) – smashing its original target.

The Norwich-based group signed up to the business network for the EACH Nook appeal in 2015, pledging to raise £25,000 over three years.

After recently handing over a cheque for £47,000, the group has now raised £101,414 for the Nook appeal, which is aiming to raise £10m to build a new children’s hospice in Framingham Earl.

Funds have been raised across QD Group’s 43 stores through fundraising activities undertaken by the store teams, distribution centre and head office staff in Norwich and Nottingham.

Events included obstacle courses, bake sales and head shaves, as well as customer donations and proceeds from the 5p carrier bag charge.

Helen Foster, commercial director at QD, said: “We have been overwhelmed by how much our staff and customers have all got behind our charity pledge to raise funds for the Nook appeal.”


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