“It was a great opportunity to raise awareness and give people an insight into life at our hospice” – visitors enjoy an open gardens event at Milton

Visitors enjoyed an afternoon of glorious sunshine while spending time in the peaceful grounds of a leading children’s hospice.

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) hosted its summer open gardens day at Milton on Sunday, 4th June.

A steady flow of visitors enjoyed refreshments, stalls and fun for all the family, including a tombola, raffle and quiz.

“It was a great opportunity to raise awareness and give people an insight into life at Milton,” said EACH Community Fundraiser Helena Davis.

“In addition to members of the public, families who were at the hospice came outside to join in the fun.

“People seemed to enjoy the opportunity to wander around and see our beautiful, tranquil gardens.

“They were also able to meet staff, who were on hand to answer questions and provide information on the work we do.”

Also on hand to help with the smooth running of the day were a group of volunteers called ‘The Diamonds’, from Saffron Walden.

Meanwhile, EACH is on the lookout for extra volunteers, including people to help its Facilities team at Milton.

Extra pairs of hands are needed to help with maintenance, including portable appliance testing and looking after pool vehicles.

Additional help is also needed for EACH’s Help at Home service.

This entails going into a family’s home and providing vital practical support with things like gardening, decorating or any other tasks that need doing.

The team are always keen to hear from more interested volunteers.

For more information, head to each.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering, email volunteerservices@each.org.uk or call 01223 800800 (select option four).

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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