Boogie Bounce fundraiser boosts facilities for families

Furniture for the new Priscilla Bacon Hospice serving all of Norfolk will make families more comfortable following a fundraiser organised by a bereaved young woman.

Lydia Harmer, who together with her late mother Sarah, her father Rod and sister Tegan, received specialist counselling from the Psychological Service Team at Priscilla Bacon Lodge, thanked everyone who supported the Boogie Bounce and raffle event at North Walsham Sports Centre.

Backed by Lydia’s employer, Hays Travel in Aylsham, the fun day has so far raised a total of £1,200, with more funds still coming in.

Jo Dobbie, Hays Aylsham Branch Manager, said: “The money raised will be used to buy specific equipment for the family counselling room at the new Priscilla Bacon Hospice.

“We aim to provide two large ‘Fat Boy’ bean bags, for a more comfortable counselling environment for children, along with a large floor-standing lava lamp, which will suggest a more homely space. We also aim to buy a sand tray with miniature figures, a resource for non-verbal therapy.

“If we end up with a bigger sum, (donations can still be made), even more equipment can be purchased to benefit families who use the psychological service, including new artworks to decorate the family counselling room, and a large dresser to store and display new arts and crafts materials, books and resources.”

Hugo Stevenson, Head of Fundraising and Communications for Priscilla Bacon Hospice, said: “Hays Travel will make a fundamental difference to help improve the futures of children who receive counselling in the new Priscilla Bacon Hospice.”