EACH Gala Dinner
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We were delighted to welcome 350 guests to our Gala Dinner on Wednesday 30th November at the famous Hintze Hall at the heart of the Natural History Museum to raise funds for the nook appeal.
The pinnacle of the night was an exclusive performance from EACH Ambassador Ed Sheeran who treated guests to a 40 minute acoustic set.
The special evening was hosted by EACH Vice President, Sir Martyn Lewis CBE and saw guests treated to a three course gourmet meal, auction, as well as stories from two families who benefit from EACH's services.
The event was raising money for the nook appeal - our £10 million appeal to transform children's palliative care across Norfolk, including a new hospice in the heart of the county. So far the evening has raised a phenomenal amount, with the current total standing at £350,000!
We would like to say a huge thank you to all sponsors, supporters and guests who made the evening truly magical, and so successful.
The EACH Gala Dinner was kindly sponsored by The New Homes Group, who are great supporters of the charity. The group has recently pledged further support; making a hugely generous gift of £77,000, which will fund the entire cost of a fully equipped en-suite family room at the nook. We thank them for their fantastic support.
The nook appeal was officially launched on 25th November 2014 in the presence of our Royal Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. The Gala Dinner featured a message from The Duchess, which was shared with guests on the night:
"Good evening everyone and thank you all so much for supporting East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, a wonderful organisation of which I am incredibly proud to be Patron.
It has only been two years since I had the privilege of attending the launch of The Nook Appeal in Norwich and I am delighted to hear fundraising is going well. Congratulations to you all.
EACH delivers exceptional care and support across East Anglia and The Nook is vital for their vision of further transforming children’s palliative care in Norfolk. Not only will The Nook be a very special place to receive care, it will become a central hub from which the specialist team can co-ordinate, develop and deliver vital services in hundreds of family homes. I am in no doubt The Nook will make a huge difference to thousands of children and families for many years to come.
I do hope you all have an enjoyable evening and are able to continue helping EACH move ever closer to achieving their vision. Thank you again for your support."
Our special thanks to the following for their fantastic support:
Our auction was very generously supported - thank you to all those who donated and bid.
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