Live streaming means you can enjoy our carols from the comfort of your own home

Get ready for a festive feast of music when the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) carol service takes place in Bury St Edmunds.

The feelgood event is being held at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Thursday (2nd December).

It will start at 6pm and everyone is welcome. Anyone wishing to attend should RSVP to community@each.org.uk or call 01223 800800 (option two).

An added bonus is that the service is being streamed live so you can watch – and sing along – from the comfort of your own home.

Georgina Morrison, EACH Community Fundraising Assistant for Suffolk, said: “Christmas will be here before we know it and what better way to get in the mood than by attending or watching our carol service.

“They’re always very special events and, after missing out last year, we’re particularly excited about this year’s celebrations.

“We hope as many people as possible come along and join in the festive fun, bringing their smiling faces and best singing voices.

“We also hope people enjoy the live stream. Last year’s event at St Augustine’s Church, in Ipswich, was beamed back to our hospice at The Treehouse.

“However, this is the first time one of our services has been available to watch by everyone and it’s very exciting.”

EACH provides care and support for children, young people and their families across Suffolk.

Guests and those enjoying the festivities at home will have the chance to join in with traditional carols and hear some heartfelt readings, including those by EACH Community Fundraiser Tim Jenkins and EACH Trustee Annmarie Lloyd-Jones.

Among those performing will be the St Edmundsbury Cathedral Choir and pupils from Finborough School, in Great Finborough, near Stowmarket, and King Edward VI School, in Bury St Edmunds.

“The support of those living in our communities at events such as these is absolutely vital to our work,” added Georgina.

“It helps us to continue providing care and support to children, young people and families at an unimaginably hard time in their lives.

“Please do come along or watch on from afar and celebrate with us as this special time of year. We look forward to some festive fun.”

A link to the web coverage, which is being organised by St Edmundsbury Cathedral, will be shared on EACH’s website and social media channels. There will also be an opportunity to make a donation online.

Please note this event will be subject to current COVID guidelines. It is suggested face masks are worn while entering and leaving, and hand sanitiser will be available.

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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 £5.5 million from fundraising and £5.4 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 Duchess of Cambridge.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds, visit www.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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