Norwich City players pay a visit to Quidenham

Norwich City players pay a visit to Quidenham

Dec 13, 2014
Last week children and young people receiving care at EACH in Norfolk were paid a visit from Norwich City Football Club players at our Quidenham based hospice.

Before their Championship game clash with Huddersfield this weekend City defenders Russell Martin and Steven Whittaker took time out from their training schedule to meet youngsters and staff, signed autographs, chatted about the care and support families receive, answered questions about the club and their careers and handed out Norwich City goody bags.

It isn’t the first time the football club has visited the Quidenham hospice and captain Russell Martin commented on how impressed and moved he has been by the work EACH carries out to support children and their families. 

The visit comes shortly after the launch of the nook appeal, our £10 million fundraising campaign to build and equip a new hospice in Framingham Earl to replace the current hospice at Quidenham. We’re really pleased that Norwich City are continuing their support and helping us raise the profile of the appeal.

Find out how to get involved with the nook appeal.

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  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS


Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

The Nook

Pigot Lane, Framingham Earl
Norfolk, NR14 7PX