E3R’s Charity Partner Celebrates 10 years of Children’s Hospice Being Open

E3R’s Charity Partner Celebrates 10 years of Children’s Hospice Being Open

E3R’s charity partner Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice (FMNCH) is celebrating the 10th birthday of its specially designed children’s hospice, Russell House, which has helped more than 800 families find comfort, support and sanctuary there.

Russell House is named after the son of the mum who started it all and was the culmination of years of hard work, fundraising and campaigning. The hospice provides much more than a supportive environment where children go to live out their last days, it also provides a safe space and protected time for families once a child has passed on.

It provides support and care to families in lots of different ways to children with a wide range of conditions, not just cancer, and is a place where children and their families can come and have fun, lead the best lives and enjoy time together doing things that would normally be out of their reach.

E3R recognises the amazing work FMNCH does for children and their families and is proud to have been a charity partner of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice since 2018.  In that we have helped to raise thousands of pounds for the charity.

In September this year the E3R Warriors smashed their sponsorship target and raised £1,162 competing in a Dragon Boat Race at Pugneys Country Park in Wakefield, racing against 12 other teams in three 250m races in dragon-decorated boats.

In 2020 when fundraising events were cancelled and charity shops were closed due to covid and FMNCH were losing over £7,000 per day, we helped to raise thousands of pounds by helping them deliver the ‘Jack Carroll and Friends’ charity evening series, which saw comedian Jack Carroll interviewing his comedian friends, including Jason Manford, David Walliams, Frankie Boyle and world champion boxer George Gloves.

In March 2019 we attended FMNCH’s Audience with Paula Radcliffe and Steve Cram charity evening to help raise funds. In June we sponsored a colour station at the charity’s amazing Colour Run which saw hundreds of people run, walk, dance or jog their way around the 3.5km course, whilst being showered in coloured paint powder.

Later that month E3R Warriors took on Total Warrior at Bramham Park, Leeds to raise money for the charity. The gruelling course included 25 punishing obstacles including the Human BBQ, Cement Mixer, Death Valley and The Shocker and also includes 10 tons of ice and 100 tons of mud over 12k. This equalled one huge challenge for the 10 strong team who raised over £500 for their efforts.

And instead of sending Christmas cards, we have made Christmas donations to the charity in 2019, 2020 and we will be doing the same again for Christmas 2021.

James Soden, E3R Director commented: “Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is a truly amazing charity which helps children and their families at very difficult timesand Russell House has been central to this providing comfort, support and sanctuary to hundreds of families.”

“We are proud to be a partner of the charity and to of supported it at particularly difficult time when fundraising came to a standstill during Covid, by supporting the ‘Jack Carroll and Friends’ charity evening series. We’d like to wish Russell House a Happy Birthday and thank all those who have supported the charity up to now.”


To find out more about our charity partner please visit: https://www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk/

29th October 2021

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