The nook appeal reaches £9.1million

The nook appeal reaches £9.1million

Jul 11, 2019

In April we announced that we had raised £9.1 million towards the £10 million appeal target. The fundraising team are working hard on raising the last £900k and have a number of summer events and activities planned.

The building of the new hospice, the nook, is also progressing well. The roof tiling has now been completed, the cedar cladding has been added to the family suite and all external scaffolding has been dismantled. You can also see that the paths and paving are being laid. Finally, the internal fittings are being completed, which includes the bathroom tiling, flooring, cupboards, commercial kitchen and staff room. Thanks to Mike Page for this latest aerial shot of the site.

nook images July 2019

For a while we have been looking at what equipment or furniture can come with us from Quidenham to the nook, and what theming and extra equipment we will need for the new hospice. All going well, we will be getting the keys in the summer. Before we begin delivering our service from the nook in September, we will need to take time to complete fitting out the building, securing registration by the Care Quality Commission, test everything is working properly and train staff in everything from working the oxygen to how to use the hydrotherapy pool. Plans are also being put together for families to come and see the nook during this time.

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  • 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
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • 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
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. 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