To celebrate its ongoing partnership relationships, Haven House Children’s Hospice in Woodford recently hosted a champagne evening attended by a gathering of representatives and guests from near and far but all with the same cause – the support of the hospice.
It’s common knowledge that recent chairman Barry Hearn is a big supporter of Haven House and the wonderful work they do and consequently the club have been associated with the hospice for many years, attending events and welcoming staff, patients and their families to the Matchroom stadium on many occasions.
The partnership thrives and midfielder Romain Vincelot was on hand to attend the event whilst also being given a tour of the facilities. “The work they do here is amazing. I didn’t realise just how much goes on and the costs involved. Anything we can do to help bring some joy to these children’s lives is worthwhile”.
Players visiting the hospice over the years have included Moses Odubajo, Jimmy Smith and Harry Lee whilst Dean Cox has been the clubs ambassador for the past four seasons. Kevin Nugent has also been to support the hospice’s annual Spring Fayre and of course Theo the mascot is a regular visitor helping to launch events and bring a smile to the children’s faces.
At the O’s game versus Gillingham on Easter Monday, the hospice will be guests of the club with siblings acting as flag bearers and volunteers fundraising around the ground. Kate Donoghue from Haven House said, “We have established a wonderful relationship with Leyton Orient and truy appreciate the clubs support and we’re really looking forward to our game next year. The children and their families definitely do enjoy the day”.
If you would like more information on Haven House and the work they do or would like to make a donation, please use this link www.havenhouse