“Seeing parents relax and unwind in an environment where they felt completely safe was a special experience. It definitely had the ‘wow’ factor” – mums, dads and family members enjoy a well-earned pampering at The Nook

Mums, dads and family members receiving support from a leading children’s hospice were treated to a well-earned evening of rest and recuperation.

The relaxing pamper session was organised by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) at The Nook, in Framingham Earl. Three therapists from Center Parcs carried out treatments and they were joined by three representatives from Lush Cosmetics Norwich.

“It was a magical evening and one of the best events I’ve been involved in here,” said long-serving EACH Play Specialist Clare Oakley.

“Seeing parents relax and unwind in an environment where they felt completely safe was a special experience. It definitely had the ‘wow’ factor.

“They enjoyed spending time together, taking the opportunity to build friendships, and definitely left on a high, as though their batteries had been recharged.

“Some people came on their own and others attended as a couple, or had support from another family member. For one family, it was their very first experience of EACH.

“Everyone seemed to love it and a huge thank you goes to the brilliant staff from Center Parcs and Lush. We were also grateful to one of our wonderful volunteers who came along to help out on the night.”

The pamper evening was open to all who use EACH services and was attended by 20 people.

In addition to treatments, including having nails filed and polished, hand, arm and head massages, everyone left with a host of goodies and had the chance to make their own bath bombs.

The lighting was dimmed to create an ambient atmosphere and hopes are high that a similar event can be arranged in the future. The evening – the first of its kind at The Nook – took place on 24th August.

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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