Eaton & Cringleford

Children’s charity’s new hub is a Force for good

Just Regional
Jun 28, 2024 2 mins read

Regional childhood cancer charity Finnbar’s Force has opened its first family support hub and headquarters in Eaton.

“This is a huge milestone for us as a charity,” said trustee Sophie Cooke-Shaw.

“The Den is a safe space for families to come and gain support, spend quality time together, and connect with others as they navigate through a very difficult time.”

She added: “Our initial opening hours will be 9.30am-14.30pm every Wednesday whilst we get started, and over the coming months we hope to be open at least two or three days every week to support families as and when they need it.”

Finnbar’s Force operates across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and contributes to the funding of brain tumour research across the country. The charity was founded by Tristan Cork, following the sad passing of his son Finnbar and provides support to families who have received a childhood cancer diagnosis, as well as raising funds for childhood brain tumour research and raising general awareness.

The ways in which Finnbar’s Force is looking to support families at The Den will include: coffee and play mornings, activity sessions such as yoga, crafting, and massage, as well as offering a safe space for talking, counselling, and connecting.

Forthcoming fundraising events include The Tour de Fox Cycle & Festival on Sunday, August 4 at Hethersett Village Hall (cycle race, entry open now) and a family adventure day on Sunday, September 8 at Eaton Vale (tickets on sale now). For more details visit www.finnbarsforce.org.

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