“It was wonderful to see the families having such fun and they all said what a great event it was” – The Treehouse party proves a memorable way to start the year

Families started the new year with a bang after enjoying an afternoon of fun, games and dancing.

The party was organised by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and took place at Grundisburgh Village Hall.

It was for children, young people and families receiving care and support at The Treehouse, in Ipswich.

“The party was a massive success and everyone had such a fun and memorable time together, meeting other families,” said EACH Groups and Events Coordinator Lucy Hynes.

“It was wonderful to see everyone having such fun and they all said what a great event it was.

“Our staff and volunteers enjoyed it, too, and got involved throughout. I loved seeing everyone up on the dancefloor together.”

Eighteen families attended, with music, games and entertainment provided by DJ Hamster and The Clown Doctors.

There was also a delicious spread of food for everyone to enjoy.

The party took place on Saturday afternoon (13th January).

Pictures: Leo Martin

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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