Quidenham Christmas events

Feb 05, 2018

Quidenham Christmas Party

41 families joined us at Ormiston Victory Academy for our annual Christmas Party on 3rd December.

Families met our special guest; Father Christmas in his grotto, and received a present from him and his helpful Elf. Families were also entertained during the party by James D Disco, the Clown Doctors and a stilt walking Snow Queen.

There was lots of messy fun in the arts and crafts area, where children and their families could make a tree bauble, stained glass window decorations, decorate a gift bag as well as many other activities.

We would like to say a big thank you to the staff at the school for all their help on the day and hope to return to Ormiston next year on 2nd December.


Princess Party

On 22nd December 10 young people and their families were treated to an exciting and magical visit from Princesses Elsa, Ana and Belle. They were entertained with singing, dancing, and other princess-themed activities. Many thanks to Abigail’s Princess Parties for offering their time to create such a special afternoon.


Remembering with Love Christmas Carol Service

In early December, around 60 bereaved family members joined us at our Remembering with Love carol service at Poringland Village Hall. This was an opportunity to share memories and thoughts with other families at this time when so many powerful emotions can be experienced. Traditional carols were sung, led by the fantastic Poringland Singers group, and attendees were able to personalise a memory bauble that they were invited to hang on the Christmas tree during the service. 

Remembering with Love 2017

Bereaved families’ Christmas Coffee Morning

Before Christmas we invited bereaved families to join together to create a pine cone decoration in memory of their loved one. The morning also gave families the opportunity to meet with others who share a similar understanding of what it is like to live with such loss, especially at Christmas time. We made the most of the mince pies and hot chocolate, with marshmallows and sprinkles on offer!


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  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • 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
  • 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
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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

The Treehouse

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


Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB


Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH