“Lord, what fools these mortals be” if ‘t be true those gents has’t not bought their ticket to thus playeth yet ….

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Professional theatre company Rain or Shine, hailed by ‘The Stage’ as “one of the best companies touring open air theatre” are set to delight family audiences once again this summer with their production of Shakespeare’s magical and hilarious comedy masterpiece A Midsummer Night’s Dream to coincide with the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. With well-loved

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ECH opens it’s 10th shop in Southwold

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East Coast Hospice are fundraising to build an independent specialist palliative care hospice in Gorleston for the people of Great Yarmouth and Waveney. A big source of the charity’s income is from the 9 charity shops dotted around Norfolk and Suffolk, and they have very recently opened the doors of a 10th store right here

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Oh what a night…

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The eagerly anticipated second annual fundraising event in aid of East Coast Hospice- Fashion X, exploded with fashion and excitement and raised over £1700 to help ‘raise the roof’ of Margaret Chadd House. Held in the palatial Royal Assembly Rooms – Masonic Lodge, Great Yarmouth on Saturday 16th of April members of the public were

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Malcolm’s Epic Bus Journey

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Malcolm Metcalf, aged 82, has been planning another epic journey, this time nearer to home. He intends to travel around England by using his free bus pass. “I will be travelling on 60 buses, through 33 counties in 29 days. It has taken me 12 weeks to connect all the timetables,” he said. His journey

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Breaking Ground!

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Early in the morning of the 18th of November 2015, something momentous happened… JCBs, dump trucks, and lorries arrived on Sidegate Road in Gorleston and drove confidently over the bank onto East Coast Hospice’s 7.54 acre site. Spectators looked on as the almost ethereal JCB scooped up its first piece of ground and officially commenced

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Birth of the Hospice Gardens

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On the 15th November more than 40 volunteers braved the high winds to lend a hand to East Coast Hospice staff to plant over 1200 plants around the boundary of the site of Margaret Chadd House. The hedgerow plants and trees were generously donated by Miles Barnes of the Sotterley Estate and The Woodland Trust

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The First of Many…

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The sun shone briefly over her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Shirley Weymouth at the site for the new hospice on Sidegate Road in Hopton last Sunday. The Mayor had been invited to attend the site by the Charity, East Coast Hospice to plant the first new tree; A donated Purple Beech. The Mayor gave the crowd

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It’s Hospice Care Week!

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Hospice Care Week (5th – 11th October) Hospice Care Week (5th – 11th October) is an annual awareness-raising week to raise the profile of hospice care across the UK. This year the theme is ‘Connecting Care’ to highlight the special role that hospices play in connecting individuals and families, connecting with local communities and connecting

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St. Edmund Youth Orchestra joins Charity

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East Coast Hospice are pleased to announce that the Acle St. Edmund Youth Orchestra (SEYO) have chosen to support ECH’s efforts to build an Adult Hospice for the local community. SEYO was formed in 2006 to provide a link for young musicians between Primary and High School music, having been recommended by their respective music

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The Mayor officially opens new Shop

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Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Shirley Weymouth attended the Fullers Hill East Coast Hospice shop on Thursday the 30th of July, and officially opened the charity shop’s doors to the public. Shop Manager Wendy Taylor and her Volunteers put on an incredible spread for the Mayor, staff and volunteers who had arrived to celebrate. The

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