East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is delighted to announce Lady Rose, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, as a new Patron.
Lady Rose, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, becomes EACH Patron
Lady Rose has supported EACH greatly in recent years, most notably hosting A Taste of Norfolk alongside the Marquess of Cholmondeley at their Houghton Hall home in 2016. The gala dinner was organised by existing EACH Patron Emma Deterding. Guests included EACH Royal Patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke of Cambridge as well as acclaimed author and EACH Ambassador Anthony Horowitz. It raised over £400,000 for the nook appeal, EACH’s campaign to raise £10 million and build a new hospice in Norfolk.
Foundations for that were laid in November. Lady Rose visited the site during Children’s Hospice Week, meeting workers from R G Carter, the company leading on construction, and staff from EACH to see how building work is progressing.
Sam Loveday, EACH Director of Income Generation, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Lady Rose on board as a Patron. Her support of EACH and particularly the nook appeal has been fantastic, not only raising a lot of money for us but also introducing us to new supporters.”
Lady Rose said: “I feel honoured to become a Patron of EACH, that provides incredible care and support for children and families in our region. It’s vital to raise funds every year to continue this, and to build the much-needed new hospice, and I look forward to helping in any way I can.”
Houghton Hall is well known for its art collections and events, and in June will host a private viewing of a Damien Hirst exhibition. In November, the country house hosted an evening of discussion between Mary Beard, Cambridge classics professor, and Tim Knox, Director of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, raising over £3,000 for the nook appeal.
EACH uses art at all three of its hospices – in Milton, Cambridgeshire, at The Treehouse in Ipswich, and at its current Norfolk hospice in Quidenham – as a way for children, young people and families to communicate issues they may find confusing, contradictory or just hard to put into words. Art can also help those who have difficulty communicating verbally to express what they are feeling. The nook will feature a fantastic therapy area for art, crafts and music.
The nook appeal currently stands at £7,935,818. Fundraising-permitting, EACH hopes the new hospice will be operational by summer 2019.
For more information about the appeal and to support it, go to www.each.org.uk/the-nook.
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.