Quidenham hospice, near Attleborough, set to benefit from society’s fundraising

A Norfolk hospice is set to benefit from a building society's fundraising effort.

Norwich and Peterborough Building Society has raised �100,000 in just four years for East Anglia's Children's Hospices EACH, which provides emotional and practical support for families who are caring for children with life limiting, or life-threatening illnesses.

The society chose EACH, which has a hospice in Quidenham, near Attleborough, as its staff charity in June 2007.

Since then members of staff have been taking part in regular fundraising activities to raise money for the charity.

This has involved a variety of different activities, such as 'Small Change, Big Difference', which is where staff opt in to donate the pence on the end of their net salary each month to EACH, and staff taking part in skydives, marathons, bike rides, abseils and much more. Volunteering their time is also something that many N&P employees have done, whether it be to give buildings at the hospices a lick of paint, or giving the gardens a spruce up.

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Debbie Fairhurst, EACH fundraiser, said: 'We can't thank staff at N&P enough for their fundraising efforts. 'Everyone involved in raising this phenomenal figure should feel a sense of pride, knowing their efforts have made a significant difference to all who use EACH services.'

Pat Turner, N&P's human resources general manager, said: 'When we made EACH our staff charity in 2007, we never dreamt that we could have reached a figure like this, and I am just delighted that we have been able to help EACH support so many local families.'

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For more information, visit www.each.org.uk or call 01223 205183.

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