We are incredibly grateful to our Life Presidents for providing support and guidance to Haven House Children's Hospice in its early years of development. 

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.

The late Cyril Dennis MBE

Cyril lived and worked for many years in Redbridge and was instrumental in enabling Haven House to acquire our lease on The White House in 2000. He was a generous supporter of many charities and 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 our founder 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.

The late Terence Mallinson and late Anne Mallinson

Terence was born and lived in The White House, Haven House’s home, until his father and mother, Sir Stuart and Lady Mallinson, donated the building and surrounding land to Waltham Forest Council in the 1960s on the express condition that it be used for charitable purposes. Haven House took occupancy in 2000. Terence and his wife Anne were regular visitors and supporters of Haven House, believing that its current use is exactly what Sir Stuart and Lady Mallinson would have wanted. That our children and families now enjoy such a beautiful home and woodland is very much down to the Mallinson family for which we are hugely grateful.