Update on Ebony's Dolls' House donation


Five year old from Soham continues to fundraise even after eBay auction comes to a close.


Arthur Rank Hospice Charity are delighted to announce that Ebony's Dolls House has sold for £69.90, after the eBay auction ended on leap day (Monday 29 February).

Sinead English from Gravel Road and her mum Mary, spied the beautiful toy in the Charity’s Mill Road Shop last week and decided it would be perfect for Sinead's daughter, two and a half year old Elena.

Sinead says: My Mum and I were walking past one evening, saw it in the window and thought it would be perfect for Elena. Mum wanted to buy it as a present so, as I live just around the corner, she was back there at 9.30 the next morning. We were told it was being auctioned on eBay and read about Ebony who had donated it. How lovely for Elena to have a dolls' house which previously belonged to such a caring little girl! We were even more enthusiastic about the purchase when we realised that 100% of the money will be donated to the Arthur Rank Hospice.”

If you are interested in selling a more unique and valuable item to help raise money for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, please visit the shop on Mill Road in Cambridge. Donations will be judged on a case by case basis, but depending on the item and it’s condition the Charity may decide use their eBay shop to reach a larger market thus raising greater funds.

The story doesn't stop here either: Ebony's mum was inspired to set up an online donation page after the story was so warmly received by the local community in Soham. Many - even those who were previously strangers to the Alda family - were saying they would like to increase the donations to over £100. As you can see from the following link, Ebony's fundraising career is going has begun well! If you would like to contribute please visit her fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/Lucy-Alda


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Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our ‘Outstanding’ services are provided free of charge to patients and their families.

We care for more than 4,100 patients each year at our Hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes via the Arthur Rank Community Team. This care supports people to improve their quality of life and fulfil their end of their life choices.

It will cost £10.5 million in 2021/2022 to run our services, which are provided free of charge to patients and their loved ones. We have currently secured £6.98 million from the NHS, meaning that £3.52 million needs to be raised through donations, fundraising activities and trading. We are extremely grateful to our local community for the continual dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to meet this target.

For further information, please visit arhc.org.uk

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity