Did you know that in a typical 24 hours East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) can deliver 12 symptom management support sessions, overnight stays for five children and more than 19 wellbeing sessions?
Communities asked to remember EACH Counts this Children’s Hospice Week
Those are some of the key stats communities in the region are being reminded of this Children’s Hospice Week as part of the new EACH Counts campaign, intended to highlight the importance of every child, family, donation, purchase, event and volunteer.
EACH cares for over 360 children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, also supporting over 450 family members. It costs £5,600 a day to provide the vital service in one county.
Mike Higgins, EACH Service Manager (Milton), said: “The theme for Children’s Hospice Week this year is Life’s Short. It’s the small moments that make every day special and we’d like to encourage supporters to make each hour, each day and each family count.
“The story of Effie and her family is a great example of the difference we make, but we simply wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the support of everyone who makes donations to, volunteers and does fundraising for us.
“There are so many ways to show your support. Please take a moment this week to visit www.each.org.uk and consider our cause.”
Alternatively, to find out more about fundraising, call the Cambridgeshire fundraising team on 01223 204916, about volunteering, call 01223 205183, or to find where your nearest EACH shop is go to www.each.org.uk/shops.
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) aims to maximise the quality of life for children and young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, and to support their families.