Children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions have received new specialist toys from Haven House Children's Hospice thanks to funding from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme.

Haven House Children’s Hospice works with children in Enfield with complex medical needs to deliver and collect toys that can be used to stimulate movement, communication, learning and development.

The £4,000 funding received from Tesco will go towards a new range of toys of different shapes, sizes, textures to help the children engage, learn and have fun.

Bags of Help, launched in 2015 in association with Groundwork, allows Tesco customers to vote each time they shop for three local community projects to receive funding from the sale of Bags for Life. Haven House Children’s Hospice was one of three local projects voted for by Tesco customers in Enfield to receive funding.

Haven House’s Head of Community Engagement Lindy Hunt said: “Bags of Help has been a fantastic scheme to be part of and we would like to thank the Enfield community for supporting us.

The donation will support the hospice’s Toy Home Loan service, which is a free lending service of specialist toys for children with complex medical needs.

These toys can be used to stimulate movement, communication, learning and development.

Since launching in 2015, Bags of Help has provided more than £80 million to over 27,000 local community projects.
David Page, Tesco’s Head of Community, said: “Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers, who get to decide how the money will be spent in their community.

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down the UK to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit