London Gala Dinner 2016

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We were delighted to welcome 350 guests to our Gala Dinner on Wednesday 30th November at the famous Hintze Hall at the heart of the Natural History Museum to raise funds for the nook appeal.

The pinnacle of the night was an exclusive performance from EACH Ambassador Ed Sheeran who treated guests to a 40 minute acoustic set. 

Watch his first song here:

 

The special evening was hosted by EACH Vice President, Sir Martyn Lewis CBE and saw guests treated to a three course gourmet meal, auction, as well as stories from two families who benefit from EACH's services.

The event was raising money for the nook appeal - our £10 million appeal to transform children's palliative care across Norfolk, including a new hospice in the heart of the county. So far the evening has raised a phenomenal amount, with the current total standing at £350,000!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all sponsors, supporters and guests who made the evening truly magical, and so successful.

The nook appeal was officially launched on 25th November 2014 in the presence of our Royal Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. The Gala Dinner featured a message from The Duchess, which was shared with guests on the night. You can read the message here.
 

Our special thanks to the following for their ​fantastic support:
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  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS

Milton

Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

Quidenham

Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH