Friends Frankie, Matilda, Amelie and Rose, decided to set up a pop-up sweet stall at their brothers’ rugby tour in Great Yarmouth to make some extra pocket money. But when the stall proved popular with supporters and families the big-hearted schoolgirls decided to donate the money raised to Haven House. 

The youngsters, aged nine and 10, live and attend school locally to Haven House, and although none of them have any personal connection to the hospice, they all agreed that it was the perfect local cause to support.

Frankie’s mum Michelle Sinclair said:

"We belong to Woodford Rugby Club, which is situated next door to Haven House, so we know of the hospice’s invaluable work. It has really meant a lot to the girls. They did an amazing job and were all focused on making it a success. We are so proud of what the girls have achieved, and they couldn’t have chosen a better cause to support."

The girls were given a tour of Haven House this week (Thursday 17 May) and were shown the music room, playroom, interactive and discovery room, and beautiful grounds. They learnt more about the hospice, services provided, and the impact they have had on the children and families. Staff presented the budding fundraisers with a certificate of thanks for their efforts.

Friends' pop up sweet stall raises money for Haven House

Woodford Green Preparatory School student Frankie, 9, said: “It was so nice to see where our money is going and how it can help others.”

Sarah Harris, Haven House’s community and events manager praised the youngsters for their kind-hearted efforts.

She said: “Frankie, Matilda, Amelie and Rose are inspirational and have done an amazing job. It’s wonderful to see our young supporters involved with Haven House in such a creative way. We are extremely grateful for their efforts. Well done and thank you from everyone here at Haven House.”