Major farming group supports campaign for new Norfolk hospice
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A major farming group has backed a fundraising drive to help build a much-needed new children's hospice in Norfolk.
East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) launched its Buy a Brick campaign on the same November day that foundations were dug out for its purpose-built hospice in Framingham Earl.
So far individuals, community groups and businesses have bought 98 bricks, bringing in £16,420.
Now Juddmonte Farms has contributed £1,000 by buying a special gold brick.
The award-winning horse breeding farm in Newmarket is home to legendary stallion Frankel, who is an EACH ambassador.
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Simon Mockridge, UK stud director, said: 'Juddmonte has been a proud supporter of EACH for six years and we're particularly honoured by Frankel's role as ambassador.
'We're very pleased to donate a gold brick and look forward to continuing our support of this fantastic charity that provides such an excellent service to local children and their families.'
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Hannah Bloom, EACH's capital appeal project lead for the nook, said: 'Juddmonte's support of EACH has always been fantastic and we're delighted it's now extending its support to Buy a Brick, joining the New Homes Group and Ridgeons in buying a gold brick.
'The nook is being built on a five-acre site.
It will be spread across a single floor, have more areas for clinical care than our current Norfolk hospice in Quidenham, a hydrotherapy pool, state-of-the-art sensory room, larger and better equipped en-suite bedrooms, dedicated therapy rooms and much more.
'It really will transform children's palliative care in the county.'
Bricks can be bought in memory of a loved one, as a gift or to visibly show support. People can choose to spend £50, £100 or as much as £1,000.
The package also features a bespoke printed certificate and an invitation to visit the nook once building is complete.