East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH ) Milton | The Nook | The Treehouse - 👇 Read more about our royal opening of The Nook
East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH ) Milton | The Nook | The Treehouse - 👇 Read more about our royal opening of The Nook
Watch our Royal Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, officially open The Nook with her “army of little helpers.” Fundraising has now reached a magnificent £9.55 million of our £10 million campaign target. Thank you so much to everyone for their support so far – we are nearly there with £450,000 needed to get us over the fundraising finish line!
Oh HELLO! Check out our gorgeous spread in HELLO mag!😍 We are so delighted to have featured in such a prominent national publication. The work we do is so important to families and it helps us greatly to receive the incredible coverage we have had from the opening of The Nook. You can read a selection of stories about the day using the link in our bio!
We have had a lovely day at The Nook and are delighted the hospice is now officially open! Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge met with children and families, whose reaction has been fantastic. After meeting them, she remarked that the visit had “reinforced for me what the heart is of the work you’re doing here – and that is family.”
Fancy running through the historic City of Cambridge, seeing sites such as the Round Church, King’s College and the Fitzwilliam Museum, whilst also raising money for EACH? If you do, we have 40 places available in Team EACH for the 2020 Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon!⠀ ⠀ The race will take place on the 8th March 2020 and is set to be the biggest and best yet. If you would like to join Team EACH, register your interest at: each.org.uk/cambridgehalf
We are delighted to say that our popular Christmas campaign, Light Up EACH Life, is back for a second year!🎉 Light Up EACH Life will run throughout December, celebrating the life of every child, young person and family we care for. The money raised from this campaign will support local families like Isabel’s… Isabel Nicole lives with her mum Emma, dad Jon and little brother Jake in Ely. Isabel is non-verbal, she is a full-time wheelchair user and is entirely tube fed. Isabel requires constant care and assistance in all aspects of her day-to-day routine. Her whole family use services through EACH. Mum Emma says that EACH “has enabled Isabel to benefit from activities which she would struggle to access outside of the hospice.The hydrotherapy sessions EACH offered her were hugely beneficial and she smiled and giggled from the moment she went in the pool to the moment she came out.” Isabel and her family also attend our Christmas parties, on which they say “it’s such a special event for a special time of year. We love being able to go as a family and enjoy time together – it means so much to us.” “EACH means so much to so many families – if you can support the Light Up EACH Life campaign in anyway then please do.” There are a range of ways you can join in and help us brighten the lives of life-threatened children and young people this festive season. Click the link in our bio to find out how ✨ #LightUpEACHLife
You may have already heard the news, but we are thrilled to confirm that our Royal Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, will officially open The Nook on Friday, 15 November. The opening will come almost five years to the day since Her Royal Highness attended the launch of our public fundraising appeal at Norfolk Showground and exactly two years since spades first went in the ground at our site in Framingham Earl. The Duchess has been invited to have a tour of the facilities, including a hydrotherapy pool, state-of-the-art sensory room and music studio. During that, she will meet children, young people and families. She will then make a short speech to invited guests before unveiling a plaque to formally open the building.
“When I talk about losing Aneira I feel like I’m telling a story that, maybe, I’ve seen in a film. It’s not until I take myself back to how I felt, I then remember that actually this is real, I have gone through it, we are going through it” Meet the Morris family from Norwich. Their story with EACH began on a summer’s day in June 2016 when baby Aneira underwent stoma reversal surgery. Tragically, after a complication, Aneira died, aged just 26 days. Lightning struck twice when mum Sonia fell pregnant with a third child, Lola, who was diagnosed with the same condition as Aneira. Sonia and husband Ronnie were offered termination, but decided against it. Along with eldest child Alfie, they spent the first nine months of Lola’s life in hospitals, during which time she was diagnosed with a condition there are only six other known cases of. With support from EACH, the family are now living life to the fullest potential and Lola is set to celebrate her second birthday next week. 🎈 Read the full story by clicking the link in our bio. 📸 1: Lola at The Nook Family day 📸 2: The Morris family
🗣 The H-Word exhibition is going on tour! Following the success of our first exhibition at DanceEast in Ipswich during Children's Hospice Week in June 2019, we are taking the exhibition 'on tour' across the EACH region. You can see the display at both Ely and Huntingdon libraries from the 3rd – 31st October. The H-Word exhibition is the culmination of a photography project with five mums from The Treehouse, our hospice in Ipswich. The project has looked at their experience of EACH, their initial response to the word ‘hospice’ and how this has changed over time Come along to one of the venues and hear what the photographers have to say about their work - bring your smartphone and headphones to listen to audio interviews with the photographers while you look around the exhibition. 📷: The H-Word exhibition at DanceEast in June.
We are delighted to announce that we are opening an EACH shop in Attleborough! We have acquired the old Barclays premises in Queen’s Square, Attleborough and will begin trading from Thursday, 24 October. Some of our supporters may know that we previously had a tiny shop in the town that we reluctantly had to close at the end of its lease, having struggled in such a small premises. We are now returning in a much bigger, centrally located premises. We are excited to be back and hope both new and old supporters will get behind us!
We have launched our Norwich Santa Run 2019! This year we have a NEW addition - a 5km chip timed race - when else could you achieve your personal best when dressed as Santa?! Early Bird discount is only available until the 13th October - so get yours while they are still reduced! Click the link in our bio to buy a ticket 🙌🏼
Here is a small selection of photos from our Norwich Abseil a few weeks ago! It was a fantastic day and we want to thank everyone who took part and those who sponsored them. Money raised from events just like this help us to offer care to life-threatened children, young people and their families. The summer may be over, but we’ve still got events coming up! Browse our events using the link in our bio to find one near you🏃🏻♀️
The sibling days have been amazing for Ollie as he’s started to struggle with Ben’s situation and understanding what’s going on. He gets that alone time away from the family home to talk about Ben and the situation, if he wants to. The staff are great, too, at helping us as parents deal with him and in giving us ways to talk to him.” – Amy, mum of Ollie and Ben. Supporting siblings of life-threatened children and young people is a key part of the care we offer. We have regular Sibling Days where children and young people are invited to have fun, get involved with activities and be supported by the EACH staff. As touched upon in the quote by Amy, siblings of life-threatened children and young people can face many challenges; these days away from their family allow them to receive any support they need in the way that’s best for them.
“My most treasured EACH memory was when Rupert got excited about going to Quidenham. He realised where we were when we turned down the drive, got very excited and couldn’t wait to go in and start playing, making himself at home. This was a massive achievement as he was very uncertain at first and it’d be quite difficult leaving him. Jo, his play worker, had worked very hard to understand Rupert's needs, the way he communicates, what he likes and doesn't like, what upsets him, etc.” - Naomi, Mum of Rupert. At our hospices we provide a range of activities for children, young people and their siblings. Our play specialists can visit children at home, in community settings or spend time with them during their stay at the hospice.
Have you ever wondered what happens with the money you spend in our shops? Around 28% of our income comes from retail and trading; when you shop with EACH, you help us to fund the important care we offer to life-threatened children, young people and their families. The image below sets out a few ways your money could be spent when you buy from our shops, or directly donate to EACH.
Lee Mack, Al Murray and Jess Robinson are just some of the comedians being brought together by Griff Rhys Jones for his upcoming comedy night called Happy Christmas Ipswich. We are delighted that we will benefitting from the show to be held at the Regent Theatre in Ipswich on the 3rd December! More big names for this event will be released in the coming weeks! Griff is a keen supporter of EACH, having visited The Treehouse and even hosted a special visit to his home for an 11 year old boy and his family who receive care and support from us. Previously, he commented “The Treehouse is a hospice, but it’s really about living and helping people to get the most out of life. It does remarkable, inspired and very difficult work to help families through circumstances that might affect any of us at any time. I was so impressed by the people I met, so amazed by the detail and compassion I found there. It’s a good place, it provides a vital service, but it can only do this with our continued and continuous support.” Tickets for this event go on sale at 10am on Friday, 4th October from the Regent Theatre website. Visit the link in our bio to register you interest and we’ll let you know when tickets are live!
The summer holidays might be over, but the fun doesn’t have to stop! Join us on the 29th September for our EACH Saffron Walden Bubble Rush 2019 and make some more amazing memories with your family and friends. 🎥 See the video to catch a glimpse of how much fun you could have together. Visit the link in our bio to sign up!
Are you feeling up for a challenge? ✅ Fancy doing something that will get your adrenaline going? ✅ Want to raise some money to support life-threatened children, young people and their families? ✅ Then we have the perfect event for you! We are hosting a Firewalk in Kings Lynn on the 1st October and we dare YOU to come and give it a go! The money you raise helps us continue to offer excellent care to life-threatened children, young people and their families. On the impact of EACH Helen, mum of William, stated “Without the services provided by the hospice we’d feel much more alone on this journey and a lot more worried for the future”. If you feel up to the challenge and want to help more families who need our support, click the link in our bio to find the event and sign up.
✨Look at how magical our Open Air Cinema at Ely Cathedral was! ✨It was a brilliant evening, full of music, dancing and lots of puppies. We are thrilled that the event raised just over £6,000! Thank you to Price Bailey and Thorlabs who both sponsored the event. If you missed it but these photos tempt you to go buy tickets for any of our upcoming Open Air Cinemas, click the link in our bio to find one near you!🎥
Here at EACH, we want to ease the transition for young people who currently receive care from us as they move into using adult services. Last week we collaborated with @arthur_rank_hospice and Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice to host the second in a series of three events which look to introduce young people approaching the age of 18 and their families, to the care and services available to them. Highlights of the afternoon included accessible sports such as sitting volley ball, boccia and new age kurling organised by Power2Inspire in the garden, virtual reality headsets provided by Lifelites in The Sanctuary and Qigong sessions led by Diego from Cloudhands in the gym. There was also a duck money-box painting station, complementary therapies in Arthur’s Shed with staff and volunteers offering head, foot and hand massage and a sensory space in one of the Day Therapy rooms with space blankets, soothing music and light therapy. On the success of the day, Lucy Brumpton, EACH Young Persons’ and Transition Lead stated: “These families really need our support as they navigate the transition from children to adult hospice services. By teaming up, our three hospices gave these young people – as well as their parents, siblings and carers – the best possible introduction to what is available for them.”
@freddies_mum “Last night was our third night out since we’ve had Freddie. Our first night out was only in June this year! All three nights have been facilitated because @eachhospices have looked after Freddie for us.” Recently our ambassador, Ed Sheeran, donated 100 tickets for the final concert of his ‘Divide’ tour to EACH. We were able to give the families we support the chance to win them, through a random draw. We know that if you're caring for a child or young person with a life-threatening illness, often for 24 hours a day, seven days a week you can feel like a huge strain has been placed on your family life. We aim to ease that pressure, the same way we were able to for Louise and James. Thank you to Ed Sheeran for donating the tickets and to everyone who supports EACH. It is your donations that help us to offer this kind of care. Posted @withrepost •
Last week the Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Gerri Bird visited our hospice in Milton with her granddaughter Jess. The mayor was taken around the hospice by Service Manager (Milton ), Mike Higgins and got to see first-hand the impact the hospice has on children, young people and their families. Thank you to the Mayor of Cambridge and Jess for coming to visit!
🎥 Watch this film of our recent Playdays session at The Treehouse, our hospice in Ipswich. Playdays is both a fun and accessible adventure of art, music and play for under 5’s. Each session has a different theme – this one was animals! To find out more about the care we offer to life-threatened children, young people and their families, please visit: https://www.each.org.uk/how-we-help/care-and-support-for-children-and-young-people
“The word hospice always conjures up an awful picture in your mind of despair and sorrow when in fact an EACH hospice is the complete opposite.” As we draw its 30th anniversary celebrations to a close, we’ve created a video that represents our hospice in Milton. We know that there can often be misconceptions about what a hospice is like; as you watch the short clip, we hope that you can see the fun, happy places our hospices can be. They are places where young people can live life to their full potential. To donate towards the support we offer life-threatened children and young people, please visit: each.org.uk/donate To read more about the 30 years of our hospice in Milton, please visit: each.org.uk/30