Animal magic! Siblings have a day of fun at Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park

Children enjoyed a day of animal antics during a special trip to Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park. The event was organised for 13 siblings attached to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). They were either bereaved or those with a brother or sister receiving care at The Treehouse, in Ipswich.

EACH Groups and Events Co-ordinator Lucy Hynes said: “The children had a wonderful day. They loved meeting the animals, from mammals, reptiles and rare breeds to fish, birds, tortoises and ferrets. They also loved playing in the woodland, building dens and bouncing on the huge inflatable pillow. They had a lovely time and it was great being involved in such a fun and action-packed day.”

EACH runs sibling days during every school holiday. They allow siblings to come together, have fun and make friends in a safe environment. On this occasion, the children ranged in age from four to 13 and were from Suffolk and North Essex. They met at Jimmy’s Farm, in Wherstead, at 10am on Tuesday (19th April) and were picked up by their parents at 3pm.

EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Suffolk, North and West Essex, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. In addition to The Treehouse, it also has hospices at The Nook, in Framingham Earl, near Norwich, and Milton, near Cambridge.

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Notes to Editors

“We’d heard about EACH and knew they were a fantastic cause that had supported families we knew, but we never thought we’d be the ones that needed them! Sadly, as fantastic as it is, their service will always be required, and every child who needs their help deserves to have it.”

  • 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 £5.5 million from fundraising and £5.4 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 Duchess of Cambridge.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds, visit www.each.org.uk or call the Norfolk fundraising office on 01508 500894.

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www.each.org.uk
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www.linkedin.com/company/eachhospices

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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