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19 March, 2019 - 11:44 By Kate Sweeney

Business Weekly Awards seeks to raise crucial cash for children with cancer

It costs £5,600 a day to fund the East Anglia Children’s Hospice at Milton in Cambridge and executives from local companies are being urged to help raise crucial cash for the charity at tomorrow’s Business Weekly Awards dinner at Queens’ College.

Local technology entrepreneur Andy Harter will use the dinner to appeal for cash donations from executive guests at the invitation only event. “We need to raise at least enough money to cover the daily burden,” Harter tells Business Weekly.

“EACH does magnificent, tireless work for sick children and their families but it is a constant battle to maintain these extremely high standards of care. I am hoping our wonderful business community will step up to help as raise as much as possible.”

London Stansted Airport and The Jockey Club in Newmarket have already rallied to the cause by donating fabulous prizes for a Charity Prize draw that will be held at the dinner.

Stansted has donated a travel voucher worth £500 and The Jockey Club is entertaining two people on the Sunday of the QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket Racecourses.

EACH offers a family-centred, needs-led approach to care, ensuring all of the needs of the children and young people we care for are met – whether psychological, physical, emotional, social or spiritual.

Care delivery can take place in a variety of settings including at home and in the hospice. Care and support is provided by qualified nurses, clinical nurse specialists, counsellors, care assistants, play specialists, music therapists, art therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a family therapist, a psychologist, spiritual care advisors, chaplains, chefs and housekeeping staff, and a consultant nurse.

EACH offers a range of support to meet the wellbeing needs of individuals and families. This includes social opportunities for families to come together and meet others, for example at sibling activity days, coffee mornings and male/female carers nights.

EACH also recognises that at times individuals and families need more specific help and we have a team of experienced professionals including counsellors, music therapists, art therapists, play specialists and spiritual care advisors who can provide additional support when it is needed.

EACH can provide support to all family members, including parents/carers, siblings, grandparents, extended family and significant others. Support can be arranged for a time to suit each individual, and can take place in the family home, the community or at one of our hospices, whichever is preferred.

The Business Weekly Awards dinner will host 250 invited executives and Awards will be made across a range of science, technology and industrial segments.

Sponsors are AstraZeneca, Mills & Reeve, MedImmune, Cambridge China Centre, PwC, Barclays, London Stansted, Marshall of Cambridge, Cambridge Enterprise, Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge Science Park, The Bradfield Centre, Bailey Fisher, TTP Group and St John’s Innovation Centre.

Guest speakers are Tim Minshall, head of Cambridge University’s Institute for Manufacturing, and Paul Mason of Innovate UK which is supporting a large number of local companies financially.

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