Can you spare some time to help support families living in any of these areas?

A leading children’s hospice is on the lookout for volunteers willing to support families in their own home. East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) runs a key service called Help at Home, which involves helping families with everyday jobs like shopping, collecting prescriptions, cooking, vacuuming, dusting, washing, ironing and gardening.

Other roles include looking after pets and sibling support and EACH is particularly keen to hear from anyone willing to lend a hand in the Bury St Edmunds, Colchester, Great Yarmouth, Peterborough and Sudbury areas. Volunteer Coordinator Holly Wright said: “Caring for a seriously ill child or young person can put a lot of extra demand on a family.

“The aim of the Help at Home service is to put a caring individual into a family’s home, to provide everyday practical support such as cooking, sibling support, cleaning and gardening. We provide the necessary support and training – all the volunteer needs to do is provide some of their precious time and a couple of hours a week or even an hour a month would make a huge difference.”

EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex Suffolk and Norfolk. It has three hospices – The Treehouse, in Ipswich, The Nook, in Framingham Earl, near Norwich, and at Milton, near Cambridge.

For more information about Help at Home, or to arrange an interview, contact Holly by emailing


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 or call the Norfolk fundraising office on 01508 500894.

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Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 |

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