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Haven House 15th Birthday Summer Fair raises nearly £13,000

04 Jul Haven House 15th Birthday Summer Fair raises nearly £13,000

A sizzling weekend of sunshine provided the perfect weather for Haven House Children’s Hospice’s 15th Birthday Summer Fair sponsored by Galliard Homes on Sunday 1 July.

Iain Duncan Smith MP, a Patron of Haven House, was among more than 1,000 people to attend the annual event held in the grounds of the hospice in Woodford Green which raised nearly £13,000.

Haven House’s 15th birthday year was woven into the theme with children enjoying a birthday trail, face painting, games, inflatables, a pirate ship themed playground with a trampoline and even a ride on the Romford Lions train.

The event proved to be a musical extravaganza with six live musical acts on the mainstage throughout the day, including 17th Pals Battalion Band, Dave Sings Swings, and a special performance of ‘Valerie’ by Haven House staff in recognition of its support from the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

The fair had a wealth of shopping opportunities with stalls selling clothing and toys, including items from Haven House’s five charity shops.