EACH given more than £12,000 following sell-out concert


13-04-2017

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) has received a major boost to the tune of £12,392 following a sell-out concert.

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The charity shared proceeds with Ely Cathedral after A Festival of Carols in December, which saw an audience of 1,100 enjoy a series of stunning performances by superstar soprano Laura Wright.

It was the sixth staging of the biennial event, which is organised by the Cambridgeshire Freemasons and has raised a total of more than £150,000 for good causes.

Laura was joined in performing by the choristers and gentlemen of Ely Cathedral Choir and The Ely Imps. There were also readings and poems by popular personalities from the county, while bereaved parent Claire Wright told how EACH had supported her family in their darkest hours.

Bill Dastur, the Provincial Grand Master of Cambridgeshire Freemasons, said: “In celebrating our tercentenary, we were delighted that EACH should be such a deserving beneficiary with Ely Cathedral.

“It was a splendid evening capped off by a remarkable and moving story from Claire. We wish EACH well in its vital mission of support and comfort for Cambridgeshire families.”

The Very Reverend Mark Bonney, Dean of Ely, said: “As always it was a great pleasure to host A Festival of Carols and I’m thrilled that with the help of  Cambridgeshire Freemasons such a splendid sum was raised for EACH, which does fantastic work in caring for children and their families at times of huge difficulty. We are delighted to be able to support all that they do.”

Karen Newton, EACH Cambridgeshire Fundraising Manager, said: “It was a pleasure to host members of the organising committee at our hospice. We’re truly grateful for this donation, which will make a big difference as we continue our vital work caring for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and supporting their families.”

For more information on EACH visit www.each.org.uk, for more on Ely Cathedral www.elycathedral.org and for more on Cambridgeshire Freemasons www.pglcambs.org.uk.

Image: From left, The Very Reverend Mark Bonney, Dean of Ely, Karen Newton, EACH Cambridgeshire Fundraising Manager, Bill Dastur, the Provincial Grand Master of Cambridgeshire Freemasons, and David Adams, a senior freemason who created the concert programme

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For further information about this release please contact:

Michael Jarvis | Press & media officer | (01842) 764556 | 07714 737190 |

michael.jarvis@each.org.uk

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East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) aims to maximise the quality of life for children and young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, and to support their families.

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH)