“It was a fantastic, happy and memorable occasion and there were smiling faces everywhere you looked” – families enjoy a day of rainbow-themed fun at The Nook

Families came together for a day of rainbow-themed fun at the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) base in Norfolk.

Sixty-five children and family members attended the annual get-together at The Nook, in Framingham Earl.

The fun day proved a huge success, with highlights including listening and dancing to music from the ‘Spangle Band’, in addition to a meet-and-greet with Jack the Shetland Pony. Families tucked into a barbecue and the theme for the day was ‘Nature’s Rainbow’. This included rainbow cakes and families had the chance to take part in a number of activities, including making miniature gardens and printing t-shirts with leaves and flowers.

“It was a fantastic, happy and memorable occasion and there were smiling faces everywhere you looked,” said EACH Groups and Events Co-ordinator Nikki Ross. “The families had a great time and there was so much to do. I don’t think they wanted to leave at the end of the afternoon.”

The day was made possible thanks to the support of ten dedicated volunteers.

“A huge thank you goes to those amazing people,” added Nikki. “Their work ethic and ‘let’s get it done’ attitude is remarkable and nothing is too much trouble.”

Pictures: Karen Self/EACH

Notes to Editors

“EACH has made us all feel part of an extended family and, thanks to staff and fellow families, we’re not alone with problems. We always leave The Treehouse feeling positive, stronger and thankful.”

  • We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
  • We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies – at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
  • Our family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling, all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
  • We are recognised as leaders in our field, with a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation.
  • We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and this year need to raise £5.8 million from fundraising and £6.5 million in income from our shops. The year before the pandemic we received just 16% of our total income from statutory sources.
  • EACH Royal Patron –Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds,visit each.org.uk or call our Suffolk fundraisers on 01473 917965.

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For further information about this release please contact:

Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 | Matt.Plummer@each.org.uk


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