“The Nook is a stunning place and this is an opportunity to showcase it, as well as raising awareness and perhaps changing perceptions” – families have the chance to enjoy an Easter egg-stravaganza

Choc it out!

A children’s hospice is giving the public an opportunity to explore its stunning grounds during a day of Easter fun. East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is welcoming visitors to The Nook, in Framingham Earl, on Saturday, 1st April.

There will be arts and crafts and an egg hunt, plus a tombola, raffle and refreshments.

The fun day, taking place between 10am and 2pm, is the first community event to be held at The Nook since it was opened by EACH Patron The Princess of Wales – then The Duchess of Cambridge – in November 2019.

“It’s very exciting and we can’t wait to welcome the public to our beautiful hospice,” said EACH Community Fundraiser Ellie Miller, who has jointly organised the event with colleague Megan Kemp.

“It hasn’t been possible until now, because of the pandemic, but is going to be a fun-filled day for the whole family. Although the public won’t have access to the care floor, they’ll be able to see and enjoy our grounds and I’m sure they’ll be impressed.

“The Nook is a stunning place and this is an opportunity to showcase it, as well as raising awareness and perhaps changing perceptions. People may hear the word ‘hospice’ and conjure up images of a scary, depressing, hospital-like environment.

“In reality, nothing could be further from the truth and this is a perfect way to highlight that, while having lots of Easter fun.”

The public can come and go as they please and do not need to book tickets, although they can register their interest via a special Facebook page.

The Easter arts and crafts will be free but the egg hunt, which will be taking place in the gardens and courtyard, costs £3. There will also be live music from Norwich-based steel pan band Spangle.

The majority of the eggs have been kindly donated by NIQ Brandbank, Tesco, the Cambridge office of Ensors chartered accountants, Wolseley Plumbing and Heating and Nationwide Building Society, in St Stephens Street, Norwich.

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.

Keep in touch:

www.each.org.uk
www.twitter.com/EACH_hospice
www.facebook.com/EACHhospices
www.instagram.com/eachhospices
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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