Contributed by Larking Gowen
22/01/2024 - Larking Gowen
A giant cheque to the value of £5,695 has been presented to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) from money raised by the team at Larking Gowen at its annual party.
Employees at the accountancy and business advisory firm were asked to nominate a charity to donate to, and EACH came out as the favourite.
Around 400 guests attended the event, which took place at Epic Studios in Norwich in October last year, with fundraising activities including a raffle and games on the night. The amount was increased with further donations from the team in the run up to Christmas.
Presenting the cheque at The Nook hospice, near Norwich, Julie Grimmer, Larking Gowen Managing Partner, said: “I am delighted to be here today to represent the whole Larking Gowen team responsible for the fundraising for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. As a business, we remain committed to East Anglia; it is a great pleasure to be able to make a small contribution towards the vital work supporting families and the care of children and young people EACH continues to provide across the region.”
“A big thank you to everyone for their donations and to those attending our annual party for their generous contributions.”
Billie Nugent, Senior Corporate Fundraiser at EACH said “Larking Gowen’s incredible donation of £5,695, could pay for almost 240 hours of either music or art therapy. Every child and family at EACH is offered a care plan tailored to their needs with a different set of components from the services we offer. This could include music and art therapy as part of our emotional and mental health interventions, or as a wellbeing activity or event. As well as the lead child, these can also be offered to siblings, parents and other family members who may need our support. Our music therapists use musical improvisation informed by therapeutic theories to engage, reach out and support each person, whatever their ability, difficulties, or diagnosis. Music therapy provides a means of interaction, communication, and self-expression through music, when words are not possible or are inadequate.”
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