We raise £3,000 for EACHJune 24, 2013
Dalehead Foods are celebrating success at the recent Samworth Brothers Challenge. The event, now in its fourth year has raised over £850,000 for local and national charities and the Dalehead team were thrilled to secure a fourth consecutive win, raising £3,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
This year’s event took place on and around the shores of Loch Lomond in Scotland, a truly stunning location. The Dalehead team took part in the ‘Super Tough’ event; living up to its name it consisted of a run of around 17km, a mountain bike section of 50km and 12km canoe section. The event also included an open water swim, an abseil and archery which scored the team extra points. The challenging terrain, time pressures and orienteering tested the team’s fitness and spirit to the limit.
The pressure was on for the team, having won this event three times previously but the team went all out and secured the most points to win the ‘Super Tough’ event, a massive 113 points clear of the second placed team.
As a local employer in the areas of Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, Dalehead Foods nominated East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) as their chosen charity and made the presentation to Debbie Fairhurst, EACH Cambridgeshire Fundraiser.
Debbie said: “We’re really proud of the Dalehead Foods team who have shown great strength and determination to win the challenge and raise such a fantastic sum for EACH.
“The generous donation will go towards providing care and support to local life-threatened children and their families and we’d like to thank everyone involved.”
We support families and care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Our care and support is tailored for the needs of all family members and delivered where the families wish – in their own home, at hospital, in the community or at one of three hospices in Ipswich, Milton and Quidenham.
We deliver a wide range of services through short-break care, emotional & psychological support, symptom management, care at end of life, bereavement support and many activities & therapies.
We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and need to raise almost £6 million to deliver our services this year. £16,000 a day, every day of the year.