We take our role in our local community seriously. All of our product design, packaging and boxes is kept within our region and we always source locally, wherever possible. We like to get involved and support our local community too. Our Gnaw office receives many requests a day from ordinary folk, doing very extraordinary things for charity. We have always done the best we can to help, but it simply isn’t possible to keep up. So, our squirrels put their heads together and Gnawra suggested that we have one charity of the year. After a vote of raised paws, it was unanimously agreed that East Anglian Children’s Hospices (EACH) should become our Charity of the Year 2018-19.
We are proud to be supporting a group undertaking a huge personal challenge for EACH. Whereas most people have heard of the national 3 peak challenge, whereby people complete the three highest peaks in the country. This group of friends from Norfolk are taking that challenge one step further… conquering the top 6 in just two days; that means no overnight accommodation for 2 nights to ensure they complete the significant challenge in just 48 hours. Gnaw are supporting the group the best way we know how… with lots of chocolatey sustenance to help them on their way!
Andrew Sabberton, Chris Yates, Elliot Greenleaf, Steve Reed, Tom Hurd and Kevin Rooney aim to conquer Scotland’s Ben Nevis, England’s Scaffell Pike and Wales’ Snowdon, followed by Yorkshire’s Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent, on 28 and 29 September. They will be assisted by a support crew of three as the six peaks together will have a total walking distance of 47 miles (76km) and ascent of 4,649m (15,252ft).
The group are undertaking the challenge in memory of Andrew’s niece, Lauren, who was born a rare-life limiting condition, Patau’s syndrome. Lauren was a fighter and with help from the hospital and EACH, she made it home to her family who could then enjoy life with Lauren’s “sweetest smile and cheeky attitude”.
“Lauren passed away on the 30th October 2010, aged just 15 months but with the support from EACH, our family were able to create so many wonderful memories that will stay with us forever”, Andrew says.
“EACH gave absolutely essential help and support. What an amazing charity that offers so much help to families with children with life-limiting conditions at such a difficult time in their lives”.
We agree! We are fully behind these group and their efforts – to read more, visit their dedicated page. https://bit.ly/2Bl9p1h
We thinking of lots more ways we can support EACH across the year and we soon be sharing more EACH news on our platforms.