Fundraising efforts for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices with Skylark Garden Centre

28th November 18

Wisbech Grammar School is excited to announce that it is working with Skylark Garden Centre to raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices

Thank you to Skylark for delivering our beautiful Christmas tree but more importantly, Christmas is a time for giving and our pupils are very keen to raise money for charity this Christmas.

Skylark Garden Centre in Wimblington has agreed to donate £5 towards the School for every Christmas tree they sell if you quote their unique code ‘WISGRAM’ when you purchase a tree from them. All money raised from this appeal will then be donated to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. Please share this information with as many people as possible as we would like to raise a significant amount of money for this great charity.


The Children’s hospices are not just about end of life care; they’re often very happy and fun places, where young people can live life to their full potential. They are places where families feel safe, at home and where they can spend quality time together.

They support families and care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Their family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling; all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.

Caring for a child with a life-threatening illness, often for 24 hours a day, seven days a week over many years, can put a huge strain on family life. Often a child will need constant care through the day and night, and while families willingly invest love, energy and attention, life becomes completely governed by the relentless timetable of nursing and medical needs. Relationships can suffer, careers may have to be abandoned, healthy brothers and sisters can feel left out and regular family activities and holidays can be rare. On top of all this, families often feel alone and afraid in their grief.

The multi-disciplinary care team at Milton Children’s Hospice helps local life-threatened children and their families with the emotional and physical challenges they face, helping them to make the most of life. They welcome the whole family for a break together or time to themselves in a home-from-home environment or in the comfort of their own home

We will also be holding other fundraising events in December to support this charity with raffles and the much loved ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ on Tuesday 11 December.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our families a wonderful Christmas.