Annapurna has chosen to sponsor Haven's Hospices in 2014 to help continue theeir incredible work. We hope our money can go some way in improving the lives of families affected by terminal illness.
Tanya King, Head of Corporate Fundraising at Haven's has given us a few words about the great work that Haven's Hospices do and will continue to do in 2014:
'Havens Hospices consists of Little Havens Children’s Hospice and Fair Havens Adult Hospice. We care for children from Essex and parts of London and adults in South-East Essex.
When a family is told there’s no cure for their loved ones’ illness, we’re here to make their journey as comfortable as possible, controlling pain, offering respite and caring for adults, babies, children and teenagers at the end of their lives. Our care is as individual as the person. We focus on what families require and look after their needs.
Our specialist care is free for as long as it’s needed. We must raise £6.2 million annually. We’re a registered charity, not part of the NHS and receive limited government funding. We cannot make our patients better but together we’re ‘Making every day count.’
We welcome our supporters to the Hospices to see first-hand how their support helps.
Volunteering groups are accommodated throughout the year, undertaking tasks ranging from general maintenance, gardening, events, and ad-hoc projects or taking part in an apprentice style challenge at our charity shops. Last year volunteers outweighed paid staff 4:1.
We have an exciting calendar of events and challenges for 2014 in London and Essex. Companies are encouraged to dress up as a superhero for Children’s Hospice Week or take a table at our Black Diamond Ball.
We have places for the London Marathon, Bupa 10k and other races including our 5k Baton of Life fun run held in Hyde Park.
2014 will bring a number of new challenges including; City Three Peaks which involves climbing the stairs of three well known City buildings; Suits and troops at the Royal Welsh Guards Army Barracks and Colour Dash Run.
We value our supporters and believe in offering every company as much support as possible in a COY partnership.’
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