Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day for everyone.
Come along to Branching Out fundraising event of the year. There is so much going on for all the family during the summer holidays.

Choose a local charity from White Stuff

The White Stuff is due to open within the next few weeks and eagled eyed Spotted in Ely followers will have seen work commencing in the old Yours Clothing Store on the Market Square.
They now need your help nominating a local charity to assist for the next few months.
National chain White Stuff are committed to offering at least 1% of their annual profits to nominated charities and will regularly hold charity events to raise extra funds.
For this seasons of charities they have selected either Garage Community Trust or Branching Out.
Garage Community Trust is committed to community development, delivering a service that is relevant to local people. All sections of the community are invited to join in activities such as drama groups, a youth band and parent and toddler groups. Through their work they nurture and support those who need it the most.
Branching Out is a small local charity supporting adults with learning disabilities who live in the local community with a variety of fun work experience and social activities. Their high quality team help people with encouragement to overcome and achieve in everyday life. Their work reaches wider community groups including social services referrals and mental health.
Have your vote at

Emerald Frog Marketing appeals for businesses to donate for local charities

Emerald Frog - 5th Birthday
Emerald Frog – 5th Birthday
Littleport marketing and PR agency, Emerald Frog Marketing is celebrating five years in business  by organising an fundraising auction of promises to raise money for five local charities.
Prizes donated to Emerald Frog’s “5 Star Charity Auction” will be available via an online public auction later this year to raise money to be split between The Liam Fairhurst Foundation, Little Bundles, Froglife, The Wildlife Trust and Branching Out.
Jo Evans, Director at Emerald Frog Marketing said: “We’ve set ourselves a big challenge to mark five years in business by raising money  for five very hardworking local charities. We are  looking for fellow local businesses, large or small, who would like to donate a product, service or voucher to be auctioned to support these local charities in exchange for a bit of local publicity. Donations already include a flight for three over Cambridge, a Samsung tablet, an array of donated trade services, beauty treatments, meals for two and products from a Dragons’ Den winner.  It’s shaping up to be an exciting event.”
Businesses will receive free publicity via the “Auction Guide” sent to bidders,  a free branded “lot” on the auction website, a blog post for use on their own website and promotion across social media, PR  and advertising activities. The auction will be held online for 5 weeks from September 5th.
Established in 2010, by business partners Jo Evans and Cheriee Chater,  Emerald Frog Marketing has won several local and national awards and works with clients from a wide range of industry sectors, from start-ups and SMEs through to international businesses and charities.
If your business or organisation would like to donate a prize to help raise money for the 5 Star Charity Auction , then please get in contact with Jo Evans at Emerald Frog Marketing at for full information,  or visit

Sainsbury’s Ely raises £2,167 for Branching Out

Branching Out PresentationSainsbury’s Ely has raised £2,167 for Branching Out, as part of the Local Charity of the Year scheme and is now looking for a new charity to support.
The Littleport based charity supports people with learning disabilities and the group was chosen by customers and colleagues last June and has received support from the store for the past year.
Activities have included bag packing at Christmas and bucket collections to tie in with events such as Halloween and Sainsbury’s colleagues also volunteered for the charity during the year, helping to paint the chicken coup at the charities headquarters in Grange Lane.
Earlier this year Sainsbury’s colleagues helped staff in the Littleport charity shop, assisting with organising the stock room, tidying the back areas, and merchandising donated items.
The Ely store also donated unsold Red Nose Day merchandise which Branching Out will be selling in their charity shops and the charity received some gardening equipment donated using Sainsbury’s Community Budget.
Steve Venters, Store Manager of Sainsbury’s Ely, said: “We’ve had an excellent year supporting Branching Out, our customers and colleagues have got involved with a number of fundraising activities. We’d like to thank everyone at Branching Out for making it such a brilliant partnership.”
Customers can vote for the store’s new partner from 15th – 28th June in-store and online at Sainsbury’s Ely has shortlisted the following two charities:

  • Ely Foodbank
  • Viva Arts and Community Group

Press Release by Sainsbury’s and Photo by Luke Edwards