Young people from across London have been doing their bit for charity by taking part in a volunteering scheme with Haven House Children’s Hospice.

As part of NCS Powered by The Challenge, a youth programme for 15-17 year olds run by the National Citizen Service (NCS) young people participated in activities including retail days at our charity shops and participating in an enterprise scheme, The Fiver Factory, to get experience of being young entrepreneurs. They also raised awareness about our work at Haven House and handed out leaflets promoting At the Movies and the Pumpkin Plod to members of the public.

Over 260 young people from 9 London boroughs (Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Haringey, Enfield, Waltham Forest, Islington, Camden, Redbridge and Hackney) took part in the scheme.

Mike Palfreman, Chief Executive of Haven House Children’s Hospice said: “It’s great to see so many young people volunteering with us and learning about our important work.

“Volunteering is a great way to meet people, learn new skills, and give something back to the local community.

“Haven House relies on the support of volunteers to ensure we provide the best possible service to local life-limited children and their families.”

If you’d like know more about volunteering for Haven House Children's Hospice please contact Andrea Thorogood on 020 8505 9944 or email [email protected]