Haven House is reminding the public that paper £5 notes will cease to be legal tender on Friday 5 May, and asking that they consider donating them to the hospice in Woodford Green.

The charity has five different ways in which a final fiver can help support local life-limited children and their families through services such as music therapy and play activities.

The New Fiver, printed on polymer, was introduced in September with an image of Sir Winston Churchill. 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.

Sir Winston replaces the image of prison reformer Elizabeth Fry on the New Fiver.

In November, Haven House launched a new Charity of the Year partnership with the Bank of England due to its support for local families and because of its historical links with Sir Winston Churchill.

Sarah Pye, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Haven House, said: “With so many final fivers still in circulation we hope the public will be inspired to make a generous donation to our hospice.

“Each donation can help us make a huge difference to life-limited children and their families.”

Share a photo on social media of you donating your final fiver to Haven House with the hashtag #finalfiver. Five ways it can help:-