“Everyone had a fabulous time and it was a perfect opportunity for families to have a fun, relaxed evening, meet others and learn new skills” – children and parents are treated to a night at Clip ‘n Climb Ipswich

Children and parents alike rose to the challenge and were left on a real high after enjoying a fun-filled night of climbing action. The special event was hosted by Clip ‘n Climb Ipswich for families supported by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Nearly 30 youngsters, mums and dads had the centre to themselves and, after burning off lots of energy, they were treated to a spread of food. During the session they conquered fears, taking on dozens of climbing challenges, with some plucking up the courage to take the leap of faith.

Lucy Hynes, EACH’s Groups and Events Co-ordinator at The Treehouse, said: “It was such a successful night and our heartfelt thanks go to Clip ‘n Climb Ipswich.

“The team couldn’t have been more friendly, welcoming and helpful and it was very kind and generous for them to invite families along and give us the use of their wonderful centre free of charge – not to mention putting on such a delicious buffet.

“Everyone had a fabulous time and it was a perfect opportunity for families to have a fun, relaxed evening, meet others and learn new skills.

“We’re extremely grateful and everyone went home with big smiles on their faces.”

The event was for bereaved families and also for those with children currently receiving care and support at The Treehouse.

Clip ‘n Climb Ipswich Director Mark Patterson said: “What a fantastic, humbling yet successful evening.

“Our staff were blown away by the positivity of everybody involved in this session and it’s something we hope to repeat on an annual basis.”

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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