Wymondham toy maker supports children’s charity

A leading Norfolk toy manufacturer has presented more than �1,200 to a a charity which supports children with life-threatening illnesses.

Orchard Toys launched a new website in April last year which gave online customers the chance to make donations to East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) when placing their orders. Mail order customers were also given the opportunity.

The company, based in Chestnut Drive, Wymondham, has also pledged the charity a portion of the sales of its game Norfolk's Fine Food, which was developed in collaboration with Kinsale Junior School in Norwich, which relates to a further �500.

Another �150 was also raised by five employees at Orchard Toys and their families who took part in the EACH Ride for Life which took place in Thetford Forest this month.

To celebrate, Mark Loades, Norfolk Partnerships manager at EACH which operates a hospice at Quidenham, near Attleborough, took a tour of the Orchard Toys factory on Monday, and was presented with cheques by the company's chairman High Beevor and managing director Simon Newbery.

Mr Newbery said: 'A big thanks to all our online and mail order customers who have responded so generously with a total of �1,220.28 raised by March 31 this year.'

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