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Colour dash raises cash!

Thousands of pounds was raised on Saturday morning for East Anglia's Children's hospices which helps children and young people with life threatening conditions across the region.

The charity organised its first colour dash which saw runners covered with a different colour of powder paint with each kilometre they passed.

The race took place in Ipswich's Christchurch Park and ITV News Anglia's Victoria Lampard went along to watch. Click below to watch her report:

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Plans approved for children's hospice in Norfolk

Architects image of new EACH hospice planned for Norfolk Credit: EACH

A new children's hospice for Norfolk is a step closer after a planning application for the new purpose-built hospice was approved.

The East Anglia Children's Hospice or EACH as it is also known provides support and care for life-threatened children, young people and their families.

Now if their fund-raising campaign is successful, the new hospice will be built on a 5 acre woodland plot in Framingham Earl and will replace the charity's current facility in Quidenham in the south of the county.

Architects image of new EACH Hospice planned for Norfolk Credit: EACH

The charity also runs hospices in Milton, Cambridgeshire and the Treehouse in Suffolk. Both of which are better equipped and designed to care for children and young people.

A new Norfolk Hospice will meet the increasing demands for the charity's services.

Graham Butland, EACH Chief Executive, said. "We're absolutely delighted to have the application approved so our vision of a purpose-built children's hospice for Norfolk can be realised."

Plans unveiled for new children's hospice

The current Norfolk hospice in Quidenham Credit: ITV News Anglia

Plans are being unveiled for a new children's hospice in Norfolk.

EACH currently run a hospice in Quidenham as well as in Ipswich and Milton in Cambridgeshire.

The charity say demands are increasing for their service and there isn't scope to expand the Quidenham site.

EACH say they need a bigger and better site Credit: ITV News Anglia

The proposed site for the new hospice is in the village of Framingham Earl and local residents are invited to meet with EACH representatives to ask questions ahead of a planning application submission.

They will be at Poringland Community Centre between 11am-6pm on Monday 6th Jan to talk to locals.

Graham Butland, EACH Chief Executive:

"Due to the high demands on our specialist services we're looking at options for a new hospice to provide even better care and support. Before we apply for planning permission we felt it was important to show the local community exactly what we're proposing."

EACH spectators watch Duchess launch liner

Duchess of Cambridge
Kate was sat opposite supporters of East Anglia's Children's Hospices'. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Duchess of Cambridge has carried out her last solo engagement today before her baby is born - launching a new liner.

Kate made the journey from London to Southampton by helicopter for the naming ceremony of Princess Cruises' 3,600-passenger vessel Royal Princess.

She was seated opposite guests associated with charities that have the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge or Prince Harry as their patrons, including East Anglia's Children's Hospices'.

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Kate to name new cruise liner

The Duchess of Cambridge
Kate will officially name a new cruise liner today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Duchess of Cambridge will officially name a new cruise liner today.

Kate, who is patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices', will travel to Southampton for the naming ceremony of Princess Cruises' 3,600-passenger vessel Royal Princess.

The Duchess has invited the Rowbotham family, from Milton near Cambridge, who received care and support from EACH, to join in with the celebrations.

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