Griff Rhys Jones

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH)

Griff Rhys Jones has been a long-term supporter of EACH. Living in a village south of Ipswich, where EACH has one of its three hospices, the renowned comedian is passionate about giving back to his local community and supporting families at a time of need.

Griff shows unwavering support to EACH, championing the charity as a cause to fundraise for and raising the profile of the care and support they provide. Up to now, he has raised more than £300K. His support continued for another year in 2021, which saw him gather famous friends, including Stephen Fry, Johnny Vegas and Eddie Izzard, to wow a crowd at The Regent Theatre in Ipswich. The event followed a successful pre-pandemic event named ‘Happy Christmas Ipswich’ and sold out in two days. ‘Happy Christmas Ipswich 2’ saw Griff arriving on Santa’s sleigh and received fantastic press coverage. Never one to rest on his laurels, Griff is already planning Happy Christmas Ipswich 3 – aiming to make it bigger and better for 2022! Griff’s support has made a huge difference, raising the profile of EACH in the region and nationally. We are excited to see what he comes up with next – and we’re ready!