We are 15! Our 15th birthday year – message from our Chief Executive, Mike Palfreman. This year Haven House is celebrating 15 years of providing specialist care and support to life-limited children and their families in the local area. Since opening our doors we have become a vital resource to over 900 life-limited children and their families. Their number, and the need for our services, is growing all the time. See how we have grown over the last 15 years. We are determined to meet that need, now and over the next 15 years and beyond, so that we never have to turn away a seriously ill child or their family. Read some of the 15th birthday wishes that have been sent to us from our celebrity supporters and Patrons. There are so many ways in which you can get involved in our 15th birthday year and in doing so make a valuable contribution to your local community. By working together, we can ensure local life-limited children and their families get the support they need, for many years to come. Take on a Chilly Dip for us On Sunday 4 February join Ant Middleton, the ultimate action hero from SAS: Who Dares Wins, Escape and Mutiny fame, and swim a length of the unheated, outdoor Hampstead Lido to raise money for us. Find out more about taking part in the Chilly Dip. Be part of our #Team15 and take on a challenge for Haven House in our 15th birthday year. Whether you’re a runner, swimmer, cyclist, trekker or adrenaline-seeker, we really do have something for everyone, regardless of your level of fitness. Find out more about taking part in our Challenge Events. Celebrate International Women’s Day with us Held at the Royal Automobile Club in London, our Women in Business Lunch will take place on International Women’s Day, Thursday 8 March, and will be a great way for women to network with other women in the city while supporting Haven House. Find out more about attending our Women in Business lunch. Help us to expand our services By giving a small amount on a regular basis, you give us the confidence to commit to longer-term projects, knowing we can support them into the future. Find out more about making a regular donation. Celebrate and donate If you're celebrating a milestone event during our 15th birthday year why not consider sharing your special day with us? Suggest to your family, friends or colleagues that, instead of buying you a gift, they give a donation to Haven House. Find out more about in celebration and donate. Leave a gift in your Will By considering leaving a gift in your Will you can help us provide the best palliative and holistic care to babies, children and their families as well as planning for the future of our hospice. Without legacy gifts, however large or small, we could not deliver our services to families who need it most. Find out more about leaving a gift in your Will. Our next Will Week is in 5-9 March 2018. Get your Will written for a free in return for a donation. Find out more about our Will Week. Hold your own fundraiser There are so many fun ways you can fundraise for Haven House. If you’d like to be part of our celebrations this year, get your creative juices going and plan your own exciting fundraiser. Or get in touch and we can support you in organising anything from a disco, quiz night, or talent show, to a football tournament, pamper evening or community fair. Find out more about holding your own fundraiser. Turn up the Volume We are inviting all primary schools to Turn up the Volume for Haven House. Our new fundraising initiative involves the children taking part in a singing based activity for the whole school to enjoy. We have created a range of simple ideas that are fun for the children and easy for the staff to organise. Find out more about Turn up the Volume. Host a Big Tea Par-Tea We are delighted that Amy-Beth Ellice, author of Amy’s Baking Year, is supporting our Big Tea Par-Tea initiative. This is a wonderful way to create memories with families, friends or colleagues by coming together over cake and a cuppa. By raising money for Haven House you will help us to create precious memories for our families. Find out more about holding a Big Tea Par-Tea. Make us your local business charity of the year Are you and your colleagues looking for a challenge to make a difference in 2018? Then find out more about Mission 365. Donate your unwanted items to our shops 100% of shop profits are gifted back to Haven House and you can help by donating pre-loved items from homeware to fashion and bric-a-brac to furniture. Find out more about our shops. Give your time and volunteer You can help Haven House by giving your time; even a couple of hours a month makes a big difference to life-limited children and their families. You will also make new friends and learn new skills. Find out more about volunteering. Thank you to Galliard Homes for sponsoring our 15th birthday year.