Thursday, 22 October 2009

Handmade Cambridge Supporting EACH

Besides supporting designer makers, some of whom who are taking their first steps into craft fairs with us, each Handm@de Craft Fairs fair reserves a free table for a local charity so that they can raise their profile. We are very pleased that at that the East Anglia's Children's Hospices will be attending the December show.

EACH provides care and support for life-threatened children and their families in their own homes, as well as at the charity’s hospices based at Milton in Cambridgeshire, Ipswich in Suffolk, which also serves North Essex and Quidenham in Norfolk.

EACH aim to maximise the quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions and complex healthcare needs, and to support their families.

Some children may only have a short time to live, perhaps only weeks or months, others may reach early adulthood but EACH’s aim is always the same – to enhance their quality of life and support their family.

EACH delivers a full range of children’s hospice care services which includes: care at end of life, short break care, specialist play, music therapy, practical help and advice and bereavement support.

EACH provides supportive care to families before and after the death of their child. This helps all members of the family, including siblings and grandparents.

This year it is anticipated that it will cost around £5.8 million to run all three hospice services - approximately 72% of this is required from voluntary donations.

For further information about EACH please visit the website

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