Local community group supports Children’s Hospice (Press Release)
If you have seen strange people dressed as pirates and monsters from Doctor Who wandering the streets of Barking and other parts of Essex, you will be pleased to know that their efforts have finally paid off! Last Tuesday, the members of local social group “Barking & Dagenham Plus” handed over the results of their charitable fund-raising activities to Woodford Green based children’s Hospice “Haven House.”
Rebecca Cushway, Community Events Manager at Haven House, visited the group at their venue, the White Horse in Chadwell Heath, and gave a presentation on the work of the charity, which includes providing an enjoyable environment to children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions – and giving much needed relief to their parents. She was then presented with a cheque for £600 by Richard Leach, the club’s chairman.
“We usually do a sponsored walk every September. We have also staged successful Darts Tournaments and other fund-raising events throughout the year, and in 2014 we intend to better our last year’s total – and all the time providing a fun social atmosphere for our members.”
For more information about Barking & Dagenham Plus, including how to join, please contact Joe on 07958 669339, or visit our website: www.barkingdagenhamplus.com