An all-female team at Haven House tackled The British 10K on Sunday (13th July), to raise much-needed funds for the Woodford Green hospice.

The ‘Haven House Hunnies’ raised over £1,700 for the charity, but with donations still coming in, they are hoping to increase that total to £3,835 to ‘Pay for a Day’ of care at the hospice.

The team ran the route in a mix of sunshine and showers, taking in some of the most iconic landmarks in London, including Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Nelson’s Column.

HR Director for the hospice, Sarah Spackman from South Woodford, said of the course, ‘I was so pleased I took up the challenge, and knowing that I was helping to raise vital funds for Haven House really spurred me on to the finish line.’

Marketing Executive, Teena Antoniou from Chingford explained; ‘I’ve never taken on a challenge like this before and it was hard at times, but knowing the amazing children and families that we look after personally, is a great incentive to keep running.’

Mike Palfreman, Chief Executive of the hospice said of the team; ‘I think it says so much about the commitment of our staff, that they take on these enormous challenges outside of work and continue to fundraise for Haven House and the life-limited children and families that we support.’ He continues; ‘I would love to see the team reach their target to Pay for a Day of care at the hospice – what an achievement.’

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