Haven House Children’s Hospice has launched a Charity of the Year partnership with the Bank of England after it was successfully nominated by a member of staff at the Bank.

Allison Curtiss, who works in the Bank’s Notes Directorate, nominated Haven House in Woodford Green as one of the Bank’s chosen charities due to its support for local families and because of its historical links with Sir Winston Churchill. 

Allison said: “I nominated Haven House Children’s Hospice as it is a very worthy charity, located close to the Bank’s site in Debden.

“Given the recent launch of the New Fiver, featuring Sir Winston Churchill, I felt it would be particularly poignant for the Bank to support a charity so close to its note production site and also in Churchill’s former constituency.

“I am really pleased colleagues at the Bank chose Haven House and I’m looking forward to being a part of the many fundraising events and opportunities throughout the next year, from which the charity will benefit.”

The Bank of England’s Charity of the Year partnership with Haven House will run until November 2017 and will see employees fundraise and volunteer with the hospice.

Mike Palfreman, Chief Executive of Haven House, said: “We are delighted to begin a new and exciting partnership with the Bank of England which we hope will raise lots of funds for our hospice.

“It’s wonderful to be able to celebrate our links with the past as we seek to grow our services and support more local life-limited children and their families.

“We look forward to welcoming Allison and her colleagues at the Bank of England to our hospice soon.”

Haven House is situated at The White House in Mallinson Park which was previously frequented by Sir Winston during his time as the local MP for Woodford.

In September, Sir Winston became the face of the New Fiver, the Bank of England’s first polymer note.

Haven House relies on the generosity of business partners to raise funds for life-limited children and their families. If you would like to support our work please visit our fundraising page.