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East Anglia's £10m children's hospice almost complete

The East Anglia's Children's Hospices 'Nook' Credit: ITV Anglia

Building work is almost complete on the brand new children's hospice for Norfolk.

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

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 21st century care and we're absolutely thrilled to be getting the building under way."

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Norfolk children's hospice plans get the go-ahead

How the new hospice will look

Plans for a purpose built children's hospice in Norfolk have been granted planning permission.

The East Anglian Children's Hospice wants to build the hospice in Framingham Earl, to replace the current hospice at Quidenham which is more than 20 years old.

The charity will launch a ten million pound fundraising appeal to help pay for the build later this year.

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."

Ice patrol raise funds for hospice

Crew members of HMS Protector start their ice run Credit: Ministry of Defence

The charity, East Anglia's Children's Hospices is to benefit from money raised by crew members of a Royal Navy Ice Patrol Ship.

20 members of HMS Protector's Ship's Company have taken part in the event to raise money for the charity.

Dressed as Santa Claus, with one Rudolph, they took part in a run on the ice around Deception Island in the Antarctic.