Ridgeons has raised over £4,600 for East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH) in support of the charity’s EACHmas fundraising initiative.
The employees at 10 Ridgeons’ local branches across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk created their own Christmas raffles which were won by colleagues, customers and trade suppliers. The top fundraising branch was Sudbury in Suffolk where £1,329 was raised.
The 26 local branches of Ridgeons have set a goal of raising £30,000 over a two-year period for EACH, and so far, they have raised over £21,000 this year. The East Anglia Children’s Hospices care for 368 children and young people with a life-threatening condition and support 459 family members.
Ian Northen, Chief Executive, Ridgeons, said: “The Ridgeons colleagues in our local branches very much enjoyed raising vital funds for East Anglia Children’s Hospices during the EACHmas festive campaign.
The funds raised through the Christmas activities were a great way to round off a great year of fundraising for the charity, in which we managed to top our initial target of £15,000 for 2017.”
Karen Newton, Fundraising Manager for EACH, said: “We are thrilled that such a big amount was raised for us in the EACHmas raffles and would like to thank the Ridgeons branches for all their fundraising efforts over the course of this year. We look forward to what’s in store in 2018.”