“Neither of us are spiritual or religious but it’s a positive memory that we can forever attach to Louie” – bereaved parents have a night to remember after winning Arsenal tickets donated to EACH

Grieving parents were given a timely tonic after being treated to a five-star experience watching their beloved Arsenal. Lifelong fan Rob Moss was offered four hospitality tickets after spotting an offer on the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) website.

Rob, 32, and partner Molly Woodward, 31, were supported by the charity following the death of six-month-old son Louie, in April 2022. Louie had been diagnosed with a brain tumour and received end-of-life care at Milton.

EACH was donated four hospitality tickets for the Gunners’ Boxing Day Premier League match against West Ham, which they won 3-1.

Rob and Molly, who live in Peterborough, put their names forward and, after coming out of the hat, took two friends for a memorable evening at the Emirates Stadium.

“Christmas was very difficult and having the match to look forward helped and got us through the festive period,” said Rob.

“Neither of us are spiritual or religious but it’s a positive memory that we can forever attach to Louie. I’m a massive Arsenal fan and so are my family. We’re actually in the process of organising a plaque with Louie’s name to go up at the Emirates.

“I know tickets sometimes get donated and was keeping an eye out, so couldn’t believe it when I saw the offer for the West Ham game on Boxing Day.

“It was such a special day and not just because of the actual match. It was the complete experience, including a five-course meal and drinks before watching the game from premium seats.

“We had the chance to meet the family who donated the tickets and it was lovely to be able to thank them personally for giving us such a special opportunity.

“They asked us about our experiences and passed on their condolences. They and everyone at the club went the extra mile and we couldn’t be more grateful.”

In addition to watching the match, Rob and Molly also received a letter of condolence written by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta. To read more about Louie and the care and support he and his family received at Milton, click here.

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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www.each.org.uk
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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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