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The H-Word Exhibition

Our first exhibition of The H-Word took place from 18th - 27th June 2019 at The Whistler Gallery at DanceEast in Ipswich. We had overwhelmingly positive feedback, and the exhibition was featured on BBC Look East and ITV Anglia News, as well as local radio stations and national newspaper and online news coverage. You can read more and see photos from the launch event here.

Following on from the success of our exhibition in June, we are now taking the H-Word 'on tour'! We had two very successful exhibitions at Huntingdon and Ely Libraries in October 2019, and will be exhibiting at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital for four months starting Autumn/Winter 2019 (dates TBC).

If you haven't made it to an exhibition yet, or would like to find out more, you can ​watch our films made with the photographs ​and audio interviews with each of the participants (don't forget to fill in our feedback form and let us know what you think!)

The H-Word is the culmination of a participatory photography project with a group of parents who access care and support from The Treehouse, EACH's hospice in Ipswich. The project has investigated the participants’ experience of EACH, and their response to the word ‘hospice’ and how this may have changed over time.

Feedback from visitors so far has shown an increase in positive perceptions of children's hospices after viewing the exhibition, and this is something we want to keep building on with a continued programme of exhibitions across the EACH region.

If you have any ideas for exhibition venues please get in touch! Email rachel.wright@each.org.uk

Claudia Kelly | Having broken wings...
Having broken wings doesn’t mean you are not able to fly. It means you can fly ​in spite of it.
Photograph by Claudia Kelly 

Hope | Louise
Hope
Photograph by Louise Ormrod

Comfort | Charlotte Markham
Comfort
Photograph by Charlotte Markham

Untitled | Nikki
Photograph by Nikki

No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart | Sophie
"No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart."
Photograph by Sophie Munnery

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The H-Word exhibition is generously supported by Healey's.
Healeys Master logo 65K 

 

  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • 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

The Treehouse

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

Milton

Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

The Nook

Pigot Lane, Framingham Earl
Norfolk, NR14 7PX