“All the children had fun and enjoyed getting to know each other” – siblings decorate chocolate eggs during a day of Easter activities at The Nook

Children enjoyed a fun-filled day of Easter activities at The Nook.

The event was organised for siblings who are either bereaved or have a brother or sister receiving care from East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

The group featured a range of ages and highlights included decorating chocolate eggs.

EACH Family Support Practitioner Katie Chapman said: “All the siblings had a fun day and enjoyed getting to know each other.

“They loved decorating their chocolate eggs, making wreaths and completing an egg hunt together. They also made their own pizzas, which they got to have for lunch.”

The event was supported by volunteers Sarah Dixon and Jackie Creighton. EACH runs sibling days during the school holidays, for children aged five upwards.

“They allow siblings to come together, have fun and make friends in a safe environment,” added Katie.

“It’s a time for them to get together and meet others in similar situations to themselves.”

EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

In addition to The Nook, it also has hospices in Milton, near Cambridge, and The Treehouse, in Ipswich.

Notes to Editors

“EACH has made us all feel part of an extended family and, thanks to staff and fellow families, we’re not alone with problems. We always leave The Treehouse feeling positive, stronger and thankful.”

  • We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
  • We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies – at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
  • Our 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.
  • We are recognised as leaders in our field, with a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation.
  • We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and this year need to raise £5.8 million from fundraising and £6.5 million in income from our shops. The year before the pandemic we received just 16% of our total income from statutory sources.
  • EACH Royal Patron –Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds,visit each.org.uk or call our Suffolk fundraisers on 01473 917965.

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For further information about this release please contact:

Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 | Matt.Plummer@each.org.uk


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