Local Charities

A group of club members met William Goodson and his family at the Tree House Hospice in Ipswich and presented a cheque for £5,200 to Tim Jenkins from EACH

Eastern Blues are proud to support the local community, and regularly hold and participate in fundraising events to raise money for charities nominated by our members.

To date the club have raised

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for local charities

2020 Norfolk & Suffolk MIND 

Details of the last two major fundraising events are noted below. Unfortunately, the club’s plans to support mental health charity MIND (Norfolk and Suffolk branches) with a major fund-raising event in summer 2020 were curtailed by COVID-19. Plans to support the charity will be resurrected as soon as circumstances permit.

2020 Refuge

COVID-19 caused the last part of the 2019-2020 season to be played behind doors. A number of club members were due to travel to Munich for the Champions League Round of 16 away leg in March. Chelsea FC generously refunded travel costs to the members who decided to make a group donation to Refuge, which along with some other donations came to a total of £533, which was doubled by Chelsea FC to £1066.

2019 East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH)

We took a break from a charity event in 2019, in preparation for our planned 2020 event. However, we still raised £400 for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) at our Legends Night event with Gus Poyet held in Norwich.

2018 East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) Ride for Life

In July 2018, 7 members undertook East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) Ride for Life event, raising £5,200 for this worthy charity, and meeting inspiring parents and children along the way. The club donation was contributed to “The Nook” appeal: a fund established to help pay the cost of the new EACH hospice in Framingham Earl, Norfolk, which opened in 2019.

The Ride for Life was a 225 mile bike ride across 4 counties over 3 days which saw the members cycle from Snetterton to Ipswich on day 1, from Ipswich to Cambridge on day 2 and from Cambridge back to Snetterton on day 3. 

The proceeds were presented by the club to EACH at their Treehouse hospice in Ipswich, and club members were later kindly invited to a pre-opening tour of “The Nook”.

We were kindly supported in our fundraising by local businesses SEN LegalEmpower Services, Cecilia’s Cocktail Bar and Grahame R Bolton Handmade Kitchens.

Please click on the links below to view press coverage of this event.

Eastern Daily Press article

EACH press release

2017 Mount Snowdon climb for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) and East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA)

In 2017 members nominated EACH and the EAAA as the focus for fund raising efforts.

The main fund-raising event saw 20 members travel to Wales to climb Mount Snowdon. Ascent times varied, but support from all members present was 100%, and the club managed to raise over £5,300 to split equally between the two charities.

Please click on the links below to view press coverage of this event.

Eastern Daily Press article