Housebuilder staff set to brave Ipswich Town zip slide to raise funds for children’s charity

26 April 2019

Staff from a local housebuilder will take part in a special zip slide event at Ipswich Town Football Club to help raise thousands of pounds for children’s hospices - and have the backing of team manager Paul Lambert!

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Paul Lambert (pictured, centre right), with first-team coach Matt Gill, children and Bovis Homes colleagues, who will compete in the zip slide event at Ipswich Town FC for EACH 
Bovis Homes colleagues will compete in the daredevil event at Portman Road Stadium with the hope of raising £15,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). And a couple met the Ipswich Town FC boss along with children at EACH Treehouse in the town.

Bovis Homes teams from the Ribbans Park location in Ipswich; Birch Gate in Wymondham; and Woodland Park in Costessey, have already been collecting bags of donated items for the charity and the housebuilder has given £3,000 to sponsor the zip slide event.

Candice McCabe, regional marketing manager at Bovis Homes, said: “This is a thrilling event that we’re all looking forward to at a super venue, Portman Road.

“We’re proud at Bovis Homes to raise money for a charity as vital as EACH, and what more of an exciting way could there be than to compete in a zip slide event!

“Staff at Bovis Homes have already been donating clothing, shoes, books, DVDs and toys. More than 50 bags have been collected already!”

Georgia Memory, EACH Suffolk corporate fundraising assistant, said: “We’re hugely grateful that Bovis Homes has chosen to raise money for us through the zip slide and has ambitions to raise so much.

“It’s shaping up to be a fantastic event and we hope to see lots more people joining Bovis Homes staff at Portman Road.”

Participants need to be 12 years old or over, and those under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult. A medical consent form needs to be filled in and there will be a fully-qualified zip slide team on hand to provide training.

The event takes place on 31st May and all those taking part are encouraged to raise £100 each.

EACH provides support across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families.

Specialist round-the-clock care and support for life-threatened children in one county costs the charity about £5,600 per day.

For more information on the zip slide and to book, go to www.each.org.uk/zipslide.