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Building underway at new £10m children's hospice in Norfolk

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) has marked a major milestone Credit: ITV News Anglia

Building work is underway on a brand new children's hospice for Norfolk.

The East Anglia's Children's Hospices 'Nook' is being built at Framingham Earl. The charity's patron, the Duchess of Cambridge, launched the appeal in November three years ago.

So far they've raise £7M of the £10M needed. It's due to be completed by spring 2019.

Click below to see a report from ITV Anglia's Natalie Gray.

The 'Nook' appeal was launched back in 2014, alongside EACH Royal Patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

The first cutting of the turf in Framlingham took place this morning.

Chief Executive Graham Butland said: : "As anyone who's had a hand in helping us to this point knows, the changing and more complex needs of the children and young people we care for and the increased demand for our service means we've outgrown our current Norfolk hospice in Quidenham.

The Nook will be a 21st century hospice to provide 21 st century care and we're absolutely thrilled to be getting the building under way. Let's not forget, though, that we still have to raise £3 million before the nook is completed."

The 'Nook' appeal was launched back in 2014 Credit: ITV News Anglia

As well as a hydrotherapy pool, the 'Nook' will have a state-of- the-art sensory room, larger and better equipped en-suite bedrooms and dedicated therapy rooms.

The vastly improved facilities will mean EACH can reach more than the 128 children and 219 family members it currently does.

It will offer services that are currently either unavailable or extremely limited, and being just south of Norwich it will have greatly improved transport links.

For more information about EACH click here.

EACH can now lay the foundations at its five-acre site in Framingham Earl Credit: ITV News Anglia