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Dereham gets behind EACH nook appeal to the tune of nearly £1,000

The cheque presentation with EACH’s Sophie Mayes, far left, alongside representatives of BP M&S at the nook site. Picture: EACH

The cheque presentation with EACH’s Sophie Mayes, far left, alongside representatives of BP M&S at the nook site. Picture: EACH

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A weekend of fun and fancy dress at a Dereham business helped raised nearly £1,000 for a children’s charity.

Work when it began on the £10m Each Nook hospice at Framingham Earl, in 2017. Picture: Nick ButcherWork when it began on the £10m Each Nook hospice at Framingham Earl, in 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher

Customers were greeted by BP M&S staff in fancy dress, and were able to take part in a series of entertaining activities.

The event organised by the filling station chain backed East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and its vision to transform children’s palliative care for Norfolk.

In total the event raised £5,585.71 for the charity’s nook appeal, with the Dereham branch raising £959.34.

Sophie Mayes, EACH Norfolk corporate fundraiser, said: “It was amazing the lengths some of the BP M&S staff went to for this weekend of fundraising and I’m so pleased customers got involved with the activities.

Aerial view of the NOOK site. Picture: Mike PageAerial view of the NOOK site. Picture: Mike Page

“Building of the nook is progressing well, but we still have some £2 million to raise before it’s completed, so support from the business community in Norfolk like this is vital.”

For more information about EACH’s nook appeal go to www.each.org.uk/the-nook.

There were 11 outlets, including Dereham, that got involved across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire:

- Aylsham, Norwich raised £558

- Thousand Guineas, Newmarket raised £327

- Attleborough raised £271.03

- Mousehold, Norwich raised 867.88

- Acle raised £1835

- Rowley Mile, Newmarket raised £86.61

- Thetford raised £390.73

- Hyperion, Newmarket raised £191.20

- Haberden, Bury St Edmunds raised £21

- Whittlesford raised £77.92


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