“We had lots of Scottish-themed songs and music, a guest with a kilt and even a chocolate haggis” – families celebrate Burns Night during an evening of fun at The Treehouse

A children’s hospice turned tartan when making some noise for Burns Night.

Children, young people and families being cared for and supported by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) got in the spirit for special celebrations at The Treehouse, in Ipswich.

It doubled up as one of the regular band practice sessions led by EACH Music Therapist Ray Travasso.

“We had lots of Scottish-themed songs and music, a guest with a kilt and even a chocolate haggis,” said Ray.

“A number of families came along. It was great fun and a very lovely evening.”

Band practice sessions are held regularly for children accessing care at The Treehouse.

EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions.

As well as The Treehouse, it also has hospices near Norwich and Cambridge.

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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