“It was a fantastic performance and the care floor was ringing with the sound of laughter” – families get in the panto spirit during a multi-sensory, inclusive performance of Robin Hood

He’s behind you!

Families got their year off to a rib-tickling start during an afternoon of panto fun at The Nook.

Actors from London’s Head2Head Sensory Theatre paid their first visit to the hospice and put on a special performance of Robin Hood.

It was a multi-sensory experience, with the three stars interacting with children and lots of bubbles, bright colours and brilliant props used throughout.

It was also the first time sign language has been incorporated into one of hospice’s pantos, making it very inclusive.

“It was a fantastic performance and the care floor was ringing with the sound of laughter,” said EACH Play Specialist Heidi Foster.

“It was also an occasion when one little boy’s dream came true, as he’d always wanted to star in a panto and was chosen to be King Richard. He loved it!

“Our thanks go to the Head2Head Sensory Theatre. The three actors were brilliant and mingled with families throughout the performance.

“We’re also very thankful to The Clown Doctors, who were there to get everyone in the spirit beforehand and entertained them after.”

In total, 63 people attended, with lots of big family groups, including siblings and grandparents.

Families were also treated to a table full of donations from Center Parcs, including a variety of art sets, stencils, stamps and jigsaw puzzles.

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

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