Our visit to East Anglian Children's Hospice
On 19th February we were very grateful to be invited to visit East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH) Milton. Four members of our staff attended the visit Stacey March, Sarah Ellis, Liam Botten and Grace Kelly who met with Kelly, Beth and Grace.
EACH support families, care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Their care is tailored for the needs of all family members and delivered where the families wish. Whether in their own home, at hospital, in the community or at one of their three hospices located in Ipswich, Milton and Quidenham.
The visit to EACH was very insightful and when you hear the word “hospice” you could automatically think of a hospital - a clinical blue place. However; as soon as you arrive there, you find that they have achieved their best efforts in it being the exact opposite. EACH is a very welcoming place. As soon as you walk through the doors you feel at ease and are greeted with friendly faces.
EACH have great facilities such as a hydrotherapy room, a sensory room and a games room, so that the children and young people visiting can get the treatment they need as well as the normality of playing video games.
They rely on voluntary donations for the majority of their income and need to raise almost £6million to deliver their services a year, £16,000 a day, every day of the year.
For more information about EACH and what you can do to help please visit their website at;