“The feedback from our sibling days is always positive but one of the comments was that it would be nice to do something just for older children” – brothers and sisters aged ten and over enjoy an evening of crazy golf

Siblings forged new friendships and shared plenty of giggles after clubbing together for an evening of crazy golf. The trip to Mr Mulligans, in Norwich, was organised by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) for siblings who are either bereaved or have a brother or sister receiving care at The Nook.

EACH regularly organises activities for children of all ages but this event was especially for those aged ten and above. Seven youngsters took part and had fun tackling the eclectic course, with one of the 18 holes featuring a replica of the Friends Central Perk coffeehouse.

Afterwards they tucked into pizza and chips together.

“The children had so much fun, making new friends and sharing lots of laughs,” said EACH Family Support Practitioner Katie Chapman.

“They got so much from it and it was lovely putting on an event especially for older brothers and sisters. We organise sibling days during every school holiday but they’re for all ages, from five upwards.

“The feedback is always positive but one of the comments was that it would be nice to do something just for older children. It was a great suggestion and worked very well.

“They absolutely loved having that time and space together and got on brilliantly, in some cases becoming inseparable. It’s definitely something we’ll look to do again.”

The group – five boys and two girls – were joined by both Katie and Play Specialist Clare Oakley.

EACH’s regular sibling days allow brothers and sisters to come together, have fun and make friends in a safe environment and a group recently enjoyed a half-term trip to ROARR!, in Lenwade.

The evening at Mr Mulligans, on Norwich’s Riverside Leisure Park, took place on Saturday, 11th October.

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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