Drumming, juggling, wellies and mocktails - it must be EACHfest!

Drumming, juggling, wellies and mocktails - it must be EACHfest!

Aug 11, 2015

The first ever EACHfest took place at Milton hospice on Wednesday 5th August, giving young people who use EACH’s services the opportunity to experience a music festival for a day.

15 young people came along from all 3 hospice localities, and had a real taste of festival life with creative workshops (including welly decorating!), African drumming sessions, a festival photo booth, festival-themed Mocktail bar, and a visit from an ice cream van and a juggler to entertain during the BBQ-style lunch. A festival experience room was set up, with blacked-out windows and clips of festival highlights from this summer playing. Glow sticks were also provided, and all festival-goers were given an EACHfest wristband as a memento to complete the festival vibe!

The event was hailed as a great success by the young people and staff, and we’re hoping this will be the start of many EACHfests to come! 

See below for photos from the day...

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  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • 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 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
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. 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
  • 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

The Treehouse

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


Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

The Nook

Pigot Lane, Framingham Earl
Norfolk, NR14 7PX