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Haven House Children’s Hospice invites families for its spooky annual Pumpkin Plod fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 13:00 17 October 2017

Children enjoying last year's Pumpkin Plod event at the Haven House Children's Hospice. Picture: Teena Antoniou

Children enjoying last year's Pumpkin Plod event at the Haven House Children's Hospice. Picture: Teena Antoniou

Teena Antoniou

A children’s charity wishes to welcome families once again to its annual Halloween fundraiser with a fancy dress twist.

Children enjoying last year's Pumpkin Plod event at the Haven House Children's Hospice. Picture: Yvonne Shearer Children enjoying last year's Pumpkin Plod event at the Haven House Children's Hospice. Picture: Yvonne Shearer

Haven House Children’s Hospice is encouraging parents and children to get dressed up, embracing the spooky spirit as bright orange pumpkins or transform into a bat with a pair of creepy wings, for its sponsored 2k or 5k walks.

The fundraising walks will take place through the forest from the charity’s grounds at The White House, High Road, Woodford Green, on October 29, with two start times - the first at 11am and the second at 2.30pm.

The 2k walk will be on the hospice’s grounds whilst the 5k Halloween themed route will take plodders through Epping Forest.

Events fundraising manager Katie Tyler said: “This year’s fancy dress theme is pumpkins and bats.

“If orange is your colour, go pumpkins all the way, or don your wings and embrace your inner Batman!

“Our Pumpkin Plod is the perfect family friendly Halloween activity and a brilliant way to support local life-limited children and their families.

“We are asking participants to aim to raise £50 per family in sponsorship as the registration fee only covers the cost of running the event so we do rely on sponsorship to help support our vital work.”

Since 2003, Haven House Children’s Hospice has provided palliative and holistic care for over 950 babies, children and young people who have life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

The charity provides a range of services including planned respite for families, end-of-life care, as well as services designed to improve children’s emotional and physical wellbeing.

It is Haven House Children’s Hospice’s promise deliver these services whenever and wherever their families need them.

Tickets for the Pumpkin Plod for children under 12 is £5, an adult is £10 and a family of four is £25.

Entry fee includes a pumpkin, activity sheet and sweet treats.

Haven House is also encouraging participants to aim to raise £50 per family in sponsorship.

To book, visit here

Tell all your friends about the Pumpkin Plod on social media with #turnourhospiceorange

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