Mancroft Lodge no 6074 in Norwich, have spent 2016 raising valuable funds to help make a vision for a new children’s hospice for children in Norfolk a reality.
Lodge members have raised a fantastic £1,500 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) nook appeal – which is the charity’s vision to transform children’s palliative care across Norfolk, including building a new hospice called the nook.
The nook appeal was chosen by Master of the Lodge 2015/16 David Lacey as his charity to support. The money was raised by members through a number of fundraising activities and events, including raffles, the annual Advent Carol Service Dinner and the Ladies Festival.
Master of the Lodge, David Lacey, said: “I chose EACH as my charity for the very good work that they do locally with sick children and the support that they give to their parents at very difficult times. I was particularly keen that it went to the nook appeal to support the building of new premises locally, so that even better care can be provided in the future.”
Caroline Church, who is a Care manager at EACH’s current Norfolk hospice in Quidenham, attended the lodge’s Advent Dinner to give a talk about the work of the charity – which has further inspired Lodge members to raise funds.
Tal Williams, EACH nook appeal community Fundraiser, said: “Thank you to all members of Mancroft Lodge no 6074 for raising this fantastic amount for our nook appeal. We are so grateful for their support.
“EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia and supports their families. We have outgrown our current hospice in Quidenham, Norfolk – the nook will mean we are able to provide care and support to even more families within Norfolk at a time when they need it most.”
The nook will be built on a five-acre woodland site in Framingham Earl just south of Norwich and will offer services which are either currently unavailable or extremely limited at Quidenham.
For more information on EACH and the nook appeal, please visit: www.each.org.uk.