“There were lots of laughs, smiling faces and ‘ohs and ahs’ as the games were played” – siblings have a day of tenpin bowling fun in Norwich

Children put their ‘spare’ time to good use after enjoying a fun-filled day of tenpin bowling. The trip to Superbowl UK, in Castle Quarter, Norwich, was organised for siblings who are either bereaved or have a brother or sister receiving care from EACH at The Nook.

The group featured a range of ages. They played games either side of lunch and also took part in other activities, using paper squares to make towers and completing crosswords based around Valentine’s Day.

EACH Play Specialist Clare Oakley said: “Everyone had such a fun day and our thanks go to Superbowl. They gave us their party room for free so we had a base and somewhere to rest in between getting all those strikes! There were lots of laughs, smiling faces and ‘ohs and ahs’ as the games were played. Two lucky staff members had a great day supporting the trip, in addition to some of our wonderful volunteers. There was lots of fun and friendly competition.”

The trip took place on Monday, 13th February.

EACH runs sibling days during the school holidays, for children aged five upwards. “They allow siblings to come together, have fun and make friends in a safe environment,” added Clare. “It’s a time for them to get together and meet others in similar situations to themselves.”

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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