East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH)
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and supports their families. They 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).
More than half their care and support is delivered in the family home and community, in surroundings familiar and comfortable for the family, and includes:
- specialist nursing care
- symptom management nursing
- short breaks
- well-being activities
- therapies, including music, art and hydro
- sibling support
- volunteer services in the family home.
When time is short, EACH help families make the most of their precious time together and create memories that last forever.
How playing the Local Hospice Lottery helps EACH
For both the families who are accessing care, and those who have been bereaved, EACH is a lifeline at an unimaginably difficult time. EACH rely on voluntary donations for the majority of their income and this year need to raise £6.4 million from fundraising and £4.9 million in income from their shops. The more funds EACH have, the bigger difference they can make to local children and families.
Profits from the Local Hospice Lottery help towards EACH’s running costs and provides a regular stream of income which they can rely on receiving, each and every month. Not only does this help to provide essential care and support to local families right now, it also enables EACH to plan and develop their services for the future.
EACH is one of a number of hospices throughout Great Britain supported by Local Hospice Lottery and Local Hospice Lottery will give between 50% and 80% of profits from individuals playing in support of EACH to EACH. This is expected to be at least £1,000,000 over four years from April 2016. For each £1 entry in the weekly draw Local Hospice Lottery gives an average of 60p to hospice care.
For more information about the services provided by EACH and the other ways you can help:
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is a registered charity, registration no. 1069284