Our new Norfolk hospice, the nook, is currently being fitted out as we prepare to move there from our hospice in Quidenham next month. The move will follow almost two years of building work at the site in Framingham Earl.
Among people to get an early look have been representatives of the East Anglia Mark Master Masons and the Mark Benevolent Fund (MBF), who gave £52,893 to fund a large state-of-the-art sensory room.
For children whose conditions only give them limited ability to see, hear, move and touch, the vibrant colours and music of the sensory room will be perfect for them to relax and have fun.
Keith Emmerson, Trustee, said: “The Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons and the MBF are delighted to be part of this amazing facility, and our visit to the nook has been nothing but humbling. The dedicated team of staff and volunteers of EACH will be tirelessly helping those in the wider community for many years to come and this is more than enough reward to know that our grant has been very well spent, indeed.”
Hannah Bloom, Capital Appeal Project Lead for the nook, said: “Support from individuals, communities, businesses and trusts such as the MBF have helped us get to a point where our vision to transform children’s palliative care for Norfolk has almost become a reality. It was great to show members of the Mark Master Masons round recently and we’d obviously like to thank them for their generosity. Care and support is being phased across from Quidenham, but we expect a full service to be implemented from 23 September.”
We began fundraising for the nook in November 2014, seeking to raise £10 million. We recently hit the £9.2 million mark, but we still need support to ensure the fitting out process is completed as planned.
For more information and to show your support go to www.each.org.uk/thenook. For more information about the East Anglia Mark Master Masons go to www.eastangliamark.org.uk.