“Seeing what an incredible place it is, and the difference it makes, puts things in perspective” – MP George is left impressed after being given a guided tour of The Nook

George Freeman MP praised the dedication and commitment of staff after being given a guided tour of a children’s hospice in Norfolk. Mr Freeman, who represents Mid Norfolk, visited The Nook – run by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) in Framingham Earl – on Friday morning.

He was shown around by EACH Chief Executive Phil Gormley and Director of Care Tracy Rennie. Afterwards, Mr Freeman hailed the hospice as an “incredible place”. “It was a wonderful experience meeting Phil, Tracy and everyone at The Nook,” he said.

“EACH carries out vital work, caring for and supporting children, young people and families here in Norfolk and across East Anglia. It’s a much valued, highly respected organisation here in the heart of our community and seeing what an incredible place it is, and the difference it makes, puts things in perspective. It serves so many people across the whole region.

“I’d also like to pay tribute to the dedicated staff who do such a superb job there. I can’t speak highly enough of them. It was wonderful to meet some of the team and, going forward, I’m keen to strengthen that relationship and do what I can to support them as best I can.

“I intend to continue speaking up for our most vulnerable groups in society, and I will be sharing my experience again with ministers and officials so that they better understand the challenges and opportunities being faced every day on the frontline of hospice care.”

EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions, and their families, across Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex. In addition to The Nook, it has two other hospices – The Treehouse, in Ipswich, and at Milton, near Cambridge.

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Notes to Editors

“We’d heard about EACH and knew they were a fantastic cause that had supported families we knew, but we never thought we’d be the ones that needed them! Sadly, as fantastic as it is, their service will always be required, and every child who needs their help deserves to have it.”

  • 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 the Norfolk fundraising office on 01508 500894.

Keep in touch:

www.each.org.uk
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www.linkedin.com/company/eachhospices

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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