By Chris Williamson-
Liberty shopping center in Romford has announced a two-year partnership supporting both Haven House Children’s Hospice, based in Woodford Green, and Cancer Research UK by using the center as a platform to promote their services to the community.
The platform is also planned to be used to fundraise for their key campaigns over the next couple of years. The shopping center in Romford will be supporting both Haven House Children’s Hospice, based in Woodford Green, and Cancer Research UK by using the center as a platform to promote their services to the community as well as to fundraise for their key campaigns over the next couple of years.
Shopping center manager at The Liberty Jonathan Poole said: “We are excited to announce our two-year partnership with both Haven House Children’s Hospice and Cancer Research UK.
“Haven House Children’s Hospice support children and young adults with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, while Cancer Research UK play a fundamental part in finding a cure, as well as the prevention of cancer.
“Our aim is to help raise vital funds to enable both charities to continue their outstanding work.”
Last year, Haven House supported 353 children and young people in North and North East London, West Essex and East Hertfordshire.
Chief executive of Haven House Mike Palfreman said: “We are thrilled to begin a new and exciting partnership with The Liberty shopping entre.
“As a Havering resident, I know just how popular The Liberty is with shoppers who come from far and wide to visit its stores each week.
“Not only will this partnership help us raise vital funds for the families that we support, but it will strengthen our presence in the local area.”
The shopping center’s second chosen charity Cancer Research UK continues to carry out world-class research into the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.
Fundraising manager in Essex for Cancer Research UK Jessica Allchin said: “We are delighted to be benefiting from this partnership with The Liberty.
“One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease than ever before.
“This partnership will help us to raise funds and communicate our groundbreaking scientific and clinical research with the local area”.
Haven House Children’s Hospice was founded in the early 1990s, as the brainchild of Sue Irwin, a registered nurse, and health visitor. Irwin collaborated with friends and colleagues in establishing the charity to provide care to life-limited children and their families at no cost to them. With the aid of the support and dedication of Sue’s friends and early Haven House supporters in 2000, the hospice proudly acquired a 99-year lease on The White House, a locally-listed former family home set in four acres of protected woodland.Haven House has supported over 900 families, looking after children and young people aged from birth to 19 years old who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.