Chairman appeals for travellers to leave our site.

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East Coast Hospice Chairman, Jennifer Beesley, has appealed for the travellers to vacate our site on Sidegate Road.

Jennifer said that she “wants them (the travellers) to have the decency to understand this is the site of a hospice. It does not matter who you are, we are all maybe going to need that hospice and the palliative care it will bring.

They are really going to cost the charity thousands of pounds, money that had come in from donations and from our fundraising supporters.”

Chairman’s appeal to travellers.



The news that the travellers had arrived on the site came just as the charity was launching its inaugural memory walk the very same evening. Walkers were invited to dress in bright neon clothing to make the 4km walk along Great Yarmouth seafront in memory of loved ones and to raise money in sponsorship for the appeal. East Coast Hospice would like to thank everybody who joined in and participated in the memory walk and we look forward to announcing the date of the next one.

The charity had started to prepare the land to enable it to hold fundraising events, inviting the community to see where the hospice will be built. These preparations have had to be put on hold until the travellers have vacated the site, which is rather disappointing. The hospice will be for the community and we hope the community will be behind us to help with any clear up once they have vacated and has been assessed for any damage.

If you would like to help and support the charity, please contact our office on 01493 718707 -office hours Monday to Friday 9:00 to 16:00 or email

Photo: Courtesy of Anthony Carroll – EDP

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