“Our families loved the audience participation, singing and dancing, and it was a brilliant start to 2023” – children and young people from The Treehouse enjoy a special performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Families kicked off their year with some panto fun during a special performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The show was for children, young people and families receiving care and support from East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) at The Treehouse, in Ipswich.

It took place at Kesgrave Community Memorial Hall on Sunday, 8th January. Twenty families – 80 people in total – enjoyed an afternoon of madcap fun and giggles, courtesy of touring children’s pantomime company Chaplin’s Pantos.

“Our families had great fun and thoroughly enjoyed themselves,” said EACH Event and Groups Co-Ordinator Lucy Hynes.

“They loved the audience participation, singing and dancing, and it was a brilliant start to 2023.”

As well as the entertainment on stage, families received goody bags and were able to tuck into snacks to keep them going. They sang Happy Birthday to one of the children and were treated to music from EACH Music Therapist and Team Leader Ray Travasso and daughter Lilianna.

EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions. As well as The Treehouse, it has two other hospices – The Nook, near Norwich, and at Milton, near Cambridge.

Pictures: Karen Self/EACH

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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