Community groups, businesses and individuals keep the money rolling for the nook

Community groups, businesses and individuals keep the money rolling for the nook

May 16, 2019

A Wymondham choir group are among those helping EACH in the final stretch of the nook appeal.

The appeal, to raise £10 million for the building of a hospice, to transform children’s palliative care for Norfolk, recently hit £9.1 million.

Construction of the new building got under way in November 2017 and we hope it can become operational this summer, but needs to raise the remaining funds before then.

VivaVoices is among those helping to ensure that happens. A recent choir performance raised £286 and, after, Louisa Smart met the choir’s managing director and leader, Graeme Hopson, to receive the proceeds.

Meanwhile, the Horse and Groom in Wrentham, Suffolk, held an evening of mediumship with Samanda Ford to raise £676. That was split equally between the nook appeal and the Sandra Chapman Unit. The evening was organised by Emma English, whose son died at Quidenham hospice 18 years ago. She lost her great niece, who also received care from EACH, last year.

Hayden and Finlay Allen, 10 and 11 respectively, from Dereham, raised £401 by getting sponsored to do a three-legged 5k walk at Thetford Rugby Club, completing the challenge in just under an hour.

The Material Girls, who run a stall at Great Yarmouth’s Market Gates Shopping Centre, selling handcrafted goods ranging from knitted Christmas tree decorations to hand stretched blankets, have donated £2,000 from their last year of efforts. Pat Bacon and Tish Edmonds, from Caister-on-Sea, have been using their talents to benefit good causes since 2015.

At Barnham Broom, an open weekend for both members and non-members of its health and fitness club, The Edge, raised £348. Visitors got to use the gym, swimming pool, steam room and more for just a donation to the nook appeal. The total raised was boosted by a raffle including prizes such as a smart TV, Samsung Galaxy tablet and Kettle Foods hamper.

We've also had £1,478 from Joanne Alsop, Darren Clack and Caroline Dennis, of the Tea Room @ Corner House, in West Runton, after they took part in Cromer’s Boxing Day Dip.

The nook appeal has benefited from a £1,000 donation courtesy of Hunstanton Lions Club, too!



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  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. 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
  • 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
  • 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 really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • 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

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

Milton

Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

Quidenham

Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH