Who we are Our story Life Presidents We are incredibly grateful to our Life Presidents for providing support and guidance to Haven House in its early years of development. Cyril Dennis MBE Cyril was a retired businessman and lived overseas and he supported numerous charities. He was awarded the MBE in 2002 for his many years of service to the Jewish community in Essex. Col Alan Hall MBE Alan retired as the representative deputy lieutenant for Redbridge, but was involved with Haven House since the very first meeting with the Sue Irwin to get the project off the ground. He was awarded the MBE in 2010 in recognition of his work within the community of Redbridge. Christine Mansell Christine retired from health visiting in 2001. As a founder Trustee and Sue Irwin's friend, Chris had the privilege of sharing Sue's vision from the very beginning. She is totally committed to the work of Haven House and the provision of care we offer to our children and their families.