Business donation boost for Quidenham hospice

A south Norfolk children's hospice has received a financial boost, thanks to a donation from a Norfolk businessman.

The East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) centre at Quidenham received �500, which will go to the refurbishment of its playroom, which last received a make-over 10 years ago.

The hospice was one of 18 East Anglian charities and community causes to have benefited from �10,000 of cash awards given away by Norwich-based Almary Green Investments.

The fund was set aside by Carl Lamb, managing director of Almary Green, to mark his firm's 10th anniversary.

Julia Shirtliffe, head of palliative care services at EACH Quidenham, said: 'Play is a vital part of the care and support we provide to children and young people with life-threatening conditions and complex health care needs.'

Other organisations to benefit from the Almary Green giveaway include the Norfolk branch of the Women's Royal Army Corps Association (�250), Teenage Cancer Trust (�750), Asperger East Anglia (�500) and the Norfolk Deaf Association (�500).