Reception volunteers Milton

Volunteer Stories

I have met some wonderful people volunteering for EACH. I have made friends with some other volunteers and I love visiting the hospice and seeing how much children’s palliative care has advanced since I was a nurse. The support EACH provides, especially after a bereavement is outstanding and I am proud to be involved, here’s to the next eleven years!Shelia Brown, fundraising volunteer in Suffolk, read more...

I wanted to find a volunteering experience where I could utilise and strengthen my marketing skills, whilst benefiting a local charity. For any student or young person looking for work experience, I thoroughly recommend volunteering for EACH, as it is such a rewarding experience in many different aspects!Nicole, volunteers for the Direct Marketing team during holiday's from university, read more...


I thought this would be a very worthwhile and rewarding job - and it is. I enjoy it immensely and I’d certainly recommend getting involved. It’s very worthwhile because you do make a difference in a practical way to not only the child but to their families and carers, too. Tony Croome, volunteer driver at Quidenham, read more...

 
Visiting the Streatfield family is one of my favourite times of the week, it gives me a real buzz! The family makes me feel very welcome and I'm so glad I decided to take on the role. I feel so privileged to be working with such a fantastic family who I really admire. Volunteering has given me more confidence, a sense of achievement and is so rewarding and fun, it’s given me to determination to persevere with whatever challenges in life lies ahead!
Theresa Nunn, supports the Streatfield family who use EACH's services, read more...

 
I started volunteering for EACH when I took early retirement and I needed to fill the void that going from full time work to a life of leisure had left! I started by just collecting pots in Felixstowe and gradually took on other parts of the county. I’m now responsible for more than 150 pots, so I go around at least once a year to collect and replace them - sometimes more often if neededDavid Gould, fundraising volunteer in Ipswich, read more...
  • 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
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • 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
  • 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
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • 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
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • 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 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

The Treehouse

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

Milton

Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

Quidenham

Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH