Date: Thursday 15 December 2016
Our East Anglia team raised an incredible £4,500 for a local children’s hospice appeal at a charity golf day held at Stoke by Nayland golf course in Leavenheath, Suffolk.
A total of 18 teams of 72 players – including suppliers, sub-contractors and our employees – completed 18 holes of golf, as well as taking part in other competitions and fundraising activities during the charity day.
The event took place in July, with a cheque for the total raised presented to EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices) at our East Anglia’s headquarters in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday 6th December.
The money is going to EACH’s Nook Appeal, which aims to transform palliative care for children in Norfolk, including building a new purpose-built hospice in the heart of the county called ‘the nook’.
Caroline Carter, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, says: “Our staff, suppliers and sub-contractors jumped at the chance to support EACH’s Nook Appeal, which is raising money for such a worthwhile cause.
“We would like to thank everyone who took part and helped make our charity golf day such a huge hit!”
EACH provides care and support to families living in Norfolk, Suffolk, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and north and west Essex and runs three hospice centres across the East Anglia region.
The nook will replace EACH’s current hospice in Quidenham, Norfolk, which, due to the age and design of the building, has limited accessibility and flexibility and where there isn’t the scope to expand further.
EACH has planning permission for a new hospice in a five-acre woodland setting five miles south of Norwich in Framingham Earl, nearer the centre of the county and much closer to local services, hospitals and road networks. The new site will mean the majority of families and staff will travel shorter distances to receive and deliver care.
Sophie Mayes, EACH Norfolk Corporate Fundraiser, says: “We’re thrilled the proceeds from Taylor Wimpey’s golf day will be going towards our nook appeal and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported what was clearly a hugely successful event.
“All the money raised will help to take us a step further to making our vision for children’s hospice care in Norfolk a reality. Our purpose-built hospice, the nook, will offer our families’ greater choice, accessibility and will transform our care to meet the changing needs of the children we support. It will also allow us to reach out to even more families who need our support at an unimaginably difficult time.”