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.