Craft-loving friends to sell items for EACH nook appeal in Great Yarmouth

Three friends with a knack for craft are turning their hands to fundraising in aid of a regional children’s charity.

Pat Bacon, Tish Edmonds and Carol Rowe, all from Caister-on-Sea, have been making decorations and other ornate items for years.

In 2015 they decided to start selling them for good causes and have already been able to donate money to Macmillan Cancer Support.

They have now decided to spend a year raising funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), specifically its nook appeal to raise £10 million and transform children’s palliative care in Norfolk.

Pat said: “After looking at various charities online we decided we’d like to support EACH this year. We were really impressed with the web page and information available, and particularly liked the virtual tour of the nook.

A new hospice to be built in Framingham Earl as part of the nook appeal will be known as the nook.

It will be located on a five-acre woodland site and offer services either unavailable or extremely limited at EACH’s current Norfolk hospice in Quidenham.

Pat, Tish and Carol were at Gorleston Cliff Top Festival recently and will be in Great Yarmouth’s Market Gates Shopping Centre at various times over the next few months.

Those include Wednesday, 27 September, between 9.30am and 4pm, as well as Saturday, 28 October and Saturday, 25 November, between 9am and 4.30pm.

Cheri Playne, EACH Norfolk Community Fundraiser, said: “Support from members of the community like Pat, Tish and Carol is absolutely vital as we continue fundraising for the nook.

We’d like to say a big thank you to these three ladies and wish them the best of luck in Great Yarmouth – pop along and see them if you can!

For more information on EACH and the nook appeal go to