Former prime minister John Major speaks at dinner held for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices
Former prime minister Sir John Major supported East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) nook appeal by attending a dinner to raise awareness and funds for the charity.
EACH launched the nook appeal in November 2014 which aims to raise £10m to transform children’s palliative care across the county, and includes a new purpose-built hospice “the nook” on a 5-acre woodland site in Framingham Earl just south of Norwich. During his speech, Sir John focused on the need for the nook. He spoke about the services that EACH provides, and recounted a number of stories of individual children – and their families – who had received care and support from the charity. He also spoke about how often we take life for granted, and that it is therefore hard to imagine the pain and anguish of parents when a young life is snatched away too soon. He found the bravery of children and families humbling to witness.