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ECCH supports local good causes

The Waveney Jaguars football club will be scoring goals in style thanks to new kit provided by East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH).

The social enterprise, which provides NHS community health services across Norfolk and Suffolk, has given the under 12’s team £750 to pay for sports kit and training jackets.

As a community interest company, ECCH reinvests all its surplus resources into additional services to care for its communities, and into good causes. It has a fund - the East Coast Support Fund - to which staff can apply on behalf of charities and local projects which they feel would benefit from donations.

In addition to the funding for Waveney Jaguars, money has been donated for bulb planting in the grounds of Beccles Hospital and a further £990 has been given to ‘Musical Lifelines’ a free musical workshop for people in later life, especially those with dementia, Parkinson’s or who are at risk of social isolation. The weekly workshops have been running at Bungay Community Centre since last September. The money will cover the costs of room hire to enable the group to meet throughout 2024.

ECCH chief executive Ian Hutchison said, “We set up the East Coast Support Fund in order to find ways to support our local communities, over and above the healthcare services we provide. The Waveney Jaguars is quite a new team with a fantastic ethos for encouraging exercise, wellbeing and confidence in young people, which is something we wholeheartedly endorse. Similarly, we know from our own Dementia, Neurology and Occupational Therapy Services what a vital difference groups such as Musical Lifelines make so we want to give them support to continue their great work.”

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