Children and families who receive care and support at Quidenham have recently benefited from the generosity of two Norwich businesses.
Kettle Foods paid for two hours’ exclusive use of the ice skating rink at Castle Museum.
We took a party of 46 and all, including those in wheelchairs, enjoyed being on the ice.
The event was a great sensory experience for children and young people with complex needs as there were twinkling lights and the sounds of ice skates on top of the general atmosphere created by families.
Children also went to see Jack and the Beanstalk at Norwich Theatre Royal, with 40 tickets paid for by legal practice Rogers and Norton.
In advance of the performance, they were invited for a tea party with cast members. Members of staff from Rogers and Norton also went along to give out goody bags and teddy bears.
Practice manager Graham Knights says: “These young people are going through such a tough time. With the help of the cast and theatre staff, it’s so nice to give them a smile and lots of entertainment.”
Both Kettle Foods and Rogers and Norton are currently raising money for EACH via the nook business network, which encourages companies to sign up to raising either £10,000, £15,000 or £25,000 over the duration of the nook appeal in return for a number of benefits and support.
The nook appeal is our £10 million campaign to transform palliative care in Norfolk, including the building of a new hospice.