The Haven House 10th birthday celebrations throughout 2013, proved a huge success, helping to raise vital funds and awareness for the Woodford Green charity

Helping the hospice to celebrate its decade in the local community, were local businesses Chigwell Construction and Dilshan Transport Ltd.  Both organisations are long-term supporters of the charity and sponsored its 10th birthday year.

In addition to its overall sponsorship, Dilshan Transport sponsored a celebrity football match, which took place at Leyton Orient F.C in May and saw a host of famous faces putting their best foot forward for the charity. These included local actor Danny Dyer and TV and radio personality Mark Wright to name but a few.

Speaking about his support, John Singh at Dilshan Transport said ‘The football match was an amazing day which raised £26k for Haven House.  We were delighted to be associated with the event and with the 10th birthday celebrations over all – here’s to the next 10years, Haven House.’

Dean Floyd, owner of Chigwell Construction, sponsored the charity’s 10th birthday year and also the ball in October.  The black-tie event was a huge success, raising £143k for the hospice and attended by 300 guests. Chigwell Construction also ran their own event in aid of Haven house raising a further £11,000.

Speaking about his involvement, Dean said; ‘I’m very proud to be associated with Haven House and to have been able to celebrate its 10th birthday celebrations. The hospice is a vital part of our community and I’m happy to have been a part of it.’

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