Give a little time to make a huge difference
East Anglia's Children's Hospices is appealing for volunteers from across the county and west Essex to support families as part of its EACH Help at Home service.
Caring for a child with complex needs or a serious illness can be physically and emotionally draining, not to mention the amount of time it takes, and it's time that is often more precious than anything for families at the region's hospices.
Volunteer co-ordinator Jess Hughes said: "We have more than 100 children from Cambridgeshire and west Essex receiving care and support from our hospice at Milton, so there are lots of families who could benefit from the generosity of a volunteer. Many are asking for help around the house – one mum's actually said her pile of ironing is as tall as she is!"
Whether you could spend a couple of hours a week, or even an hour a month doing some cleaning, washing and ironing, or perhaps a little DIY, the good cause wants to hear from you.