Ridgeons has announced that its elected charity of 2017-2019 is East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

EACH supports families and provides care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The charity has a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation, and provides specialist medical and emotional support completely free of charge. Ridgeons has set a £30,000 fundraising target for the two-year period to support the charity which heavily relies on voluntary donations.

The builders’ merchant is set to host various events throughout this year including Easter activities, an EACH Summer Fest with BBQs, raffles and games, a company quiz night and will also participate in December’s Merry EACHmas. These events will take place across Ridgeons’ 26 branches in the East of England, with encouraged involvement from both employees and customers.

Ridgeon group director, Gordon Ridgeon, said: “I am delighted that we have partnered with EACH as our elected charity for the next two years. EACH is an inspiration to us, and is so close to our employees’ hearts as a regional charity. I look forward to kickstarting our fundraising activities!”