East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) has again been confirmed as the official charity for the Moët and Chandon July Festival, taking place from the 13th to the 15th July, for the third consecutive year.
Providing invaluable care and support to life-threatened children, young people and their families across East Anglia, EACH was appointed the first official charity for the three day Festival in 2015. The aim of the partnership is to help raise funds and awareness for EACH to a wider audience.
There’s a close link between the charity and The Moët & Chandon July Festival too as the Duchess of Cambridge is Royal Patron of EACH and The Duchess of Cambridge Stakes, a Group 2 race for two-year-old fillies over six furlongs, takes place on Gentlemen’s Day on Friday, 14th July.
Generous attendees to the 2016 Moët and Chandon July Festival raised over £8,000 in vital funding for EACH over the three-day meeting and the charity is hoping to beat this number in 2017.
All racegoers who book their ticket online for the Moët and Chandon July Festival will be given the option to donate £2 to this very worthy cause. There will also be bucket collections at the end of each day of the Festival and racegoers are being encouraged to give generously.
EACH will also have a presence on course in the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure, opposite the Course Office, and will be hosting a raffle over the three days with some great prizes to be won.
EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia and supports their families. The charity offers families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support; at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), Quidenham (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich). Funds raised from The Moët and Chandon July Festival will go towards providing these vital services.
Vicky Matthews, Corporate Fundraiser (Suffolk), said:
“We’re privileged to be benefiting from the July Festival for a third consecutive year. It costs us £16,000 a day to deliver our specialist service across the region, so having the opportunity to raise money and awareness at such a high profile event really means a lot. We look forward to meeting and talking with racegoers!”
Amy Starkey, Regional Director of Jockey Club Racecourses East, said;
“We are delighted to confirm that EACH will again be the charity partner for the Moët & Chandon July Festival this year. EACH does such wonderful work for the people of East Anglia and we’re proud to support them by raising awareness of their services and helping to boost their fundraising efforts.
“Having raised £8,311 over the Festival last year through the different fundraising channels, we look forward to raising even more money at this year’s Festival.”