“Transformational” opportunity for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) to benefit from Morrisons charity partnership

October 15, 2021

Morrisons employees across East Anglia have the opportunity to make good things happen for families at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) by voting for Together for Short Lives as their new charity partner.

Together for Short Lives – the only charity supporting the UK’s 54 children’s hospices, including EACH and families facing the heartbreak that their child may die young – have an amazing chance to win a charity partnership with Morrisons, but they need support from Morrisons staff.

Out of more than 100 charities to apply, Together for Short Lives, a relatively small charity with a big heart, has made it into the final two charities to be supermarket giant Morrisons’ charity partner.

The result will be decided by a 10-day Morrisons staff vote and the winning charity will enter a three-year partnership aiming to raise around £10 million.

Kevin Clements, EACH Director of Fundraising, said: “A partnership with Morrisons, and the money raised, would be transformational for local families caring for a seriously ill child and for us at EACH. If you work for Morrisons, please choose Together for Short Lives as your next charity partner in the staff vote.”

EACH provides lifeline support to families facing up to the heartbreak of their child dying young, right in the heart of our community.

This week a special film has been released, sharing Emily’s story. Emily was told her baby, Amelia, had a life-limiting condition, with no cure and no knowing how long they would have together as a family. To watch the video, head to bit.ly/3lyw0w5

The film, produced by Together for Short Lives, highlights the fantastic work of hospices like EACH. They provide vital support and help families feel less alone, so they can make the most of every moment they have together, whether that’s years, months or just hours.

Andy Fletcher, Chief Executive at Together for Short Lives, highlights the difference this partnership would make for EACH.

He said: “Families of seriously ill children are pushed to their limits every day. Their local children’s hospice provides them with the time and space they need to make precious memories that last a lifetime – the chance to be parents, not carers.

“At the same time, children’s hospices are struggling to meet demand, as the number of seriously ill children in the UK is growing, meaning more families are having to cope alone.

“A partnership with Morrisons will make good things happen – enabling hospices to provide lifeline support to even more families who need them right in the heart of our community.”

A vote for Together for Short Lives is a vote for your local EACH hospice – The Nook, in Norfolk, The Treehouse, in Ipswich, and Milton, in Cambridgeshire.

If you work for Morrisons or know someone who does, please choose Together for Short Lives as your next charity partner in the staff vote.