Meet Finnley

Nursery nurse Jaycee Wharfe first became aware that her son, Finnley, had a cleft lip at 31 weeks into her pregnancy. She was not prepared for what was to follow.Read more

Meet Jessica

'I’m sorry Mum' were the first words that Jessica, then aged 16, said when she found out she had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL).Read more

Meet Muhammad Hashim

Muhammad Hashim is one of the children we support with our Hospice at Home project, which has made a huge difference to his mum, Samina.Read more

Meet Corey

Corey first came to Haven House when he was three and very unwell. It was the same day as our Summer Fayre. Seeing so many wonderful sights completely lifted his spirits.Read more

Meet Ashley

Ashley is a beautiful 17 year old girl with Rett Syndrome, a devastating neurological condition which affects communication and co-ordination.Read more

Meet Harry

For most teenagers life is filled with school work, playing football with their friends and first dates but for Harry life is very different.Read more

Meet Isaac

Just before their baby son, Isaac, was born, his parents, Rachel and Steven Brodie, discovered that he had a mass on his brain.Read more

Meet Kai

Maxine’s son, Kai, has cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia. He cannot walk or mobilise independently and uses a wheelchair. Maxine was referred to Haven House when she was at a real low point.Read more

Meet Joe

Joe was one of the first children to benefit from Haven House services after he suffered catastrophic brain damage at birth.Read more

Meet Kristian

When Mel fell pregnant with her first child in 2008, she and her partner Sean were so excited.Read more

Meet Dylan

Dylan, aged 13, lives in Wanstead with his mum, dad and 15 year old brother Callum. He has Partial Triplication 15, a chromosome disorder so rare that there are only ten known cases worldwide.Read more

Meet Callum

Callum needs 24-hour care and experiences seizures and spasms as a result of his condition.Read more

Meet Ruby-Mo

After a normal pregnancy and delivery, Ruby-Mo was born to first-time mum Kiran in September 2010. However, soon after birth, Ruby-Mo was taken to the Special Care Baby Unit.Read more

Meet Aiza

From the age of six months, Aiza has been a regular and much-loved visitor to Haven House. Now aged nine, her condition means that she needs constant care so the hospice plays a vital role in supporting her family.Read more