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Mayor meets Treehouse volunteers

Published19th April 2017

The Mayor of Ipswich, Roger Fern, has paid a visit to The Treehouse run by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) ahead of a volunteer open evening.

Along with his consort, granddaughter Ellie Griss, the Mayor toured the building, saw a siblings group enjoying Easter activities and met long-serving volunteers.

His look around came ahead of an open evening tomorrow (Thursday 20th April) for people interested in helping to raise money and awareness for EACH.

The Mayor said: “This was a very special visit to a very special place. Ellie and I enjoyed our tour of the Treehouse facilities and noted the kindness that emanates from EACH. We also met some wonderful volunteers and would urge anyone who thinks they would like to help to join them.”

EACH provides care for children with life-threatening conditions across the region, including 114 from The Treehouse, and supports their families.

Natasha Brame, EACH Suffolk Volunteer & Fundraising Co-ordinator, said: “We really value the support of our volunteers, who provide an important link to the community and help raise the profile of EACH. Their work ranges from arranging fundraising events to organising public collections in towns and supermarkets, placing and maintain collection boxes, and circulating leaflets and awareness posters."

EACH encourages anyone interested in becoming a volunteer to attend an information evening at The Treehouse from 5.30pm on Thursday. Anyone planning to attend is asked to let Natasha know on 01473 276196 or at natasha.brame@each.org.uk.

Picture: From left, Natasha Brame, EACH Suffolk volunteer and fundraising coordinator; deputy town sergeant Andy Walsham; EACH volunteers David Gould and Janet Pulham; Mayor of Ipswich Roger Fern and his consort, grandaughter Ellie Griss