663 Squadron to run Colchester Half Marathon for EACH

663 Squadron to run Colchester Half Marathon for EACH

Jan 30, 2018

Members of 663 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps have visited The Treehouse ahead of running the Colchester Half Marathon in March.

The servicemen and women from Wattisham Airfield had a tour of the hospice.

A total of 37 will take on the Colchester Half Marathon in March to raise money for the charity.

Shaun, a Squadron Staff Sergeant, says: “Our visit to EACH’s Treehouse has been a humbling experience, being able to see such an amazing facility staffed by some truly exceptional people providing much-needed care and support for families. We’re proud to have so many members of the squadron group not only volunteer to run the Colchester Half Marathon, but also support the event in other ways to raise money and awareness for such a worthy cause.”

Shaun will be supporting us by running the Barcelona Marathon just two weeks before the Colchester Half Marathon, too.

Natasha Brame says: “It was fantastic to have so many servicemen and women from Wattisham Airfield visit us for a tour of The Treehouse. We’re really looking forward to cheering them on at the Colchester Half Marathon and encourage anyone else with a place to consider running for EACH.”

To back the marathon efforts of 663 Squadron, go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/663.

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  • 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
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. 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
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • 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
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

The Treehouse

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


Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB


Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH