Maggie has just returned home from a few days at Quidenham. She had a lovely time and they confirmed that she's sleeping better, is happier, and is making good progress with things like reaching out and interacting with people. Good stuff.
I've said it before, but they do a marvellous job there - without them our lives (and the lives of many other families) would be so much worse. The worrying and depressing thing about that, however, is that they're a charity. And as with NANSA (Norfolk and Norwich Scope Association), they have to rely on the goodwill of the public. Maybe that's one of the reasons why they work so bloody hard and provide such a fabulous service - because, unlike the NHS, they just can't afford to be complacent. Or lazy. Or incompetent. Or arrogant. Or inefficient.
So thank you, again, to Quidenham and the smashing people there.
If you fancy giving them some money, by the way (remember: it's for kids, real-live human being kids who are in the state they're in through absolutely no fault of their own) then please visit their site (below) and donate. Even if it's just a quid.
In fact, I reckon they should start up a campaign called 'A Quid For Quidenham'. Good huh?
(If you're reading this EACH, how about it? Please get in touch if you want me to flesh it out a bit - I do this kind of thing for a living you know.)
Donate your Quid For Quidenham here. Thank you.
East Anglia's Children's Hospices