Humphrey Hawksley talk raises £7,000 for the nook appeal

Humphrey Hawksley talk raises £7,000 for the nook appeal

Dec 24, 2018

The nook appeal has received a £7,000 boost thanks to former BBC Beijing bureau chief and novelist Humphrey Hawksley.

Humphrey gave a captivating presentation about his new book, Asian Waters, widely praised as the first to break down the politics and tensions of the Indo-Pacific, at a sold-out Wells Maltings in Wells-next-the-Sea.

Proceedings were rounded off with words from former MI6 chief Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE.

Humphrey said: “I feel so privileged to have been a part of raising such an amazing amount for the nook appeal. The generosity in helping vulnerable, sick children is fantastic and a mark of our values. I so much look forward to visiting the new site when it’s finished.”

Dianne Rowe, Major Donor Manager for the nook appeal, said: “This was a unique opportunity organised by a valued EACH supporter who’s also a Wells Maltings patron. The audience left feeling very informed and, perhaps, somewhat alarmed about the political future of the world! We hope the evening went some way towards raising awareness of the nook appeal in the very north of Norfolk as our new hospice will serve families right across the county.”

For more information about the nook appeal, go to

- larger and better equipped en-suite bedrooms for children and young people

- en-suite family accommodation rooms

- far more outside space for children to safely explore and play

- and facilities for family support groups, counselling, therapies and activities.


  • We need to raise £10 million to make our vision a reality, while continuing to fund and provide services at Quidenham. We rely on donations for the majority of income needed to deliver our services and all the funds required to build the nook. We need help from individual giving, trusts, events, and corporate and community fundraising. We need everyone to help in whatever way they can.


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