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Holly House helps raise funds for children’s hospice

Holly House was proud to sponsor Haven House’s GloWalk once again this year to raise money for the children’s hospice.  Over 200 local people including a team from Holly House pounded the pavements of Wanstead and Woodford to complete the 10km sponsored walk which took place in the dark on the evening of Friday 27 September. 

Following an emergetic Zumba warm-up, the mass of walkers, each donning luminous vivid clothing, accessories and glow sticks begin their circular 10k walk from Haven's House's Woodford Green hub, led by hospice mascot Henry the Hound.  raising over £23,000 in the process.

Mike Palfreman, Chief Executive of the Woodford Green hospice commented; 'It was wonderful to see so many local fundraisers, children and families doing the GLOWalk in this our 10th birthday year! Funds raised will do so much in our work with local life-limited children and their families.'

Haven House provides care for local children, aged 0-19 years with life-limiting illnesses and who are unlikely to reach adulthood and also provides much needed support for their families.  They provide a happy ‘home from home’ environment so that these children can live life to the full.  A wide range of services is available which includes day, short break and end of life care so that families can find the support they need, when they need it most at no financial cost to themselves. 

For more information on Haven House Children’s Hospice see their website at www.havenhouse.org.uk

The Holly House team is pictured below.

Date: 19/11/2013
By: Suzanne Rose
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