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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.

Annabel Hughes and Sir Martyn Lewis

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:

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge the nook appeal launch

"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:
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Auction lots

Our auction was very generously supported - thank you to all those who donated and bid.

Three night stay at Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel for four -with a round of Golf at Thorpeness, Woodbridge, Aldeburgh and Ipswich Golf Clubs- Enjoy a three night stay at Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel with a dinner and breakfast package for four people. The prize includes a round of golf at Thorpeness, Woodbridge Golf Club, Aldeburgh and Ipswich Golf Clubs... read more

Angels Alterations

A look Behind the Seams of Angels, the world's largest costumiers celebrating their BAFTA winning 175th Anniversary this year - This VIP experience for up to 6 people includes a tour of all the Angels Costume departments where bespoke pieces are created for film, TV and theatre productions. You will be given a sneak peak behind the scenes of the... read more

Red Arrows image

Red Arrows Exclusive By-Invitation-Only, VIP Experience - 1st February 2017- A Red Arrows Exclusive By-Invitation-Only, VIP Experience for 2 people at RAF Scampton, on Wednesday 1st February 2017The day will include the following;  a presentation on the activities of the Red Arrows, given by one of the Squadron’s Officers, sitting in on the pilot’s pre-sortie brief... read more

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Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at BAFTA’s iconic London headquarters at 195 Piccadilly hosted by EACH Ambassador Anthony Horowitz OBE - BAFTA is delighted to invite you and a guest for a champagne afternoon tea for two at BAFTA’s iconic London headquarters at 195 Piccadilly in the heart of central LondonYou will be greeted on arrival at... read more

Shaun Brosnan Head 3

Unique, Specially Commissioned Sculpture by Shaun Brosnan, MRBS - Shaun Brosnan, MRBS is a London based sculptor specializing in hand beaten, lead sheet sculptures. His pieces are figurative and are based on the human face and figure. "I am obsessed with the face and lips in particular; I create a fragment of a face and hope the viewer can make up their own mind about the story of the piece.The lead sheet used for this unique piece, especially commissioned for EACH, has been reclaimed from the roofs of a row of cottages in Hastings built in 1805 called Trafalgar Cottages – which were built to house the widows of those who... read more

Meridian Delta 256

English Handmade Tailored Watch Experience - A unique watch tailoring experience where you will create your own unique Meridian handcrafted English watch. You will be one of the first to own our all new Meridian Delta 256 watch in Titanium, tailored and customised to your own taste. You will enjoy a one-to-one consultation with Simon Michlmayr, our very own second generation watchmaker, during which you will get to choose your watch’s face color, hands, details and strap. You also have the... read more 

Exclusive stay at the Sumaridge Estate Lodge in South Africa for 10 people for seven nights with your own chef and 70 bottles of wine - An opportunity to stay at the exclusive Sumaridge Estate Lodge for seven nights including use of a private executive chef and 70 bottles of wine. The Lodge comprises of five double suites for up to 10 people, with a spacious open plan living room... read more 

ABC to use

A pair of tickets to see ABC perform The Lexicon of Love for one final time at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 6th April 2017 - with an exclusive post-show meet and greet with the band - This is a very special opportunity to see the iconic 1980’s band, ABC, performing The Lexicon of Love for one final time, as well as tracks from their 2016 album Lexicon of Love II and their greatest hits, with orchestra accompaniment from Southbank Sinfonia conducted by Anne Dudley. The two tickets are... read more 

Ben painting live

Live Painting at the EACH Gala Dinner by Ben Mosley of a Portrait of EACH Ambassador, Ed Sheeran - You have the opportunity to bid for a uniquely special piece that Ben Mosley is painting live at the Natural History Museum, on 30th November. Ben will be painting a portrait of EACH Ambassador, Ed Sheeran, which Ed will add his signature to. Ben Mosley is one of Britain’s... read more

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

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