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The nook appeal reaches £8,278,000

Written by  Michael Jarvis
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The nook appeal has now reached £8,278,000 as fundraising to build a new Norfolk children’s hospice continues.

A big supporter of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), particularly since it launched the nook appeal in November 2014, has been Ben Du Brow. Ben was one of three vendors of the land EACH bought for its new building - and he generously donated all his share back to the appeal.

Ben spent years with Norwich Union until the early ‘90s. More recently, amongst many other projects, he was responsible for a national, award-winning scheme that converted a group of redundant farm buildings built by his ancestors in Framingham Pigot. The development provides 30,000 sq ft of prestigious office accommodation together with a restaurant, function suite and very popular boutique hotel.

Ben recently opened EACH’s new Poringland shop, on the doorstep of the charity’s new hospice site, when he said: “I was made aware of the work of EACH some years ago and my wife, Jane, and I have been firm supporters ever since.”

Hannah Bloom, Capital Appeal Project Lead for the nook, said: “The support of people like Ben gave us the foundations for a strong start to the appeal. We’ve since received great backing from individuals and businesses to community groups and foundations alike, and now need their continued support in this final stretch.

“The build itself is progressing well, with the timber having been put onto the flat roof of the building and the zinc going on top. Good news is the recent rainfall proved this part of the building is now waterproof. All the blockwork is completed and a lot of the scaffolding is down.”

To find out how you can support the nook appeal go to www.each.org.uk/the-nook.

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