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Haven House Children's Hospice launches 2019 Sparkle Walk that is going to be 'bigger, brighter and packed with even more glitter!'

PUBLISHED: 11:00 01 February 2019 | UPDATED: 15:31 01 February 2019

The Only Way is Essex star Billie Faiers with her fiance Greg Shepherd at the launch of Haven House's 2019 Sparkle Walk. Photo: Haven House Children's Hospice

The Only Way is Essex star Billie Faiers with her fiance Greg Shepherd at the launch of Haven House's 2019 Sparkle Walk. Photo: Haven House Children's Hospice

Haven House Children's Hospice

Haven House’s Sparkle Walk is back, and it’s bigger, brighter and packed with even more glitter.

Around 200 people walked from Woodford Green to the Cuckfield pub in Wanstead and took part in the Sparkle Walk that raised more than £23,000 for the hospice. Photo: Amanda Hall PhotographyAround 200 people walked from Woodford Green to the Cuckfield pub in Wanstead and took part in the Sparkle Walk that raised more than £23,000 for the hospice. Photo: Amanda Hall Photography

Last year the Woodford Green charity raised more than £21,000 as around 200 women walked from Woodford Green to the Cuckfield pub in Wanstead, and this year the event will take place on Friday, May 10, and Sparkle Walkers will be taking on a new 10k route.

The walk starts at Christchurch Green in Wanstead, and again finishes at the Cuckfield, but the new route will encompass Epping Forest, South Woodford and Wanstead, with a new halfway Sparkle Station on the grounds of Haven House.

Billie said: “Visiting Haven House was wonderful, we had never been to a children’s hospice before and was nervous before arriving, but what I found was a warm loving place with emphasis on fun and happiness.

“Meeting the children, families and staff was a real privilege. Haven House really is a place where families can make memories. The staff are incredible. It’s amazing how much actually goes on at the hospice and how far the staff go to make things happen.

“Greg and I are absolutely thrilled to be supporting the charity’s Sparkle Walk and we really hope the local community can get behind this fantastic event. ”

Katie Tyler, events manager at Haven House, said: “We are so excited to launch our Sparkle Walk for the second year running. Last year, more than 200 people turned the streets pink for Haven House and raised over £15,000. We are really looking to exceed these numbers this year.

“We are thrilled to have Billie and Greg on board for this year’s Sparkle Walk and are so grateful for their support. Whether you want to remember someone special, have a great night out with friends, or simply to support your local children’s hospice please do get involved and sign up today.”

It costs £15 (per person) to enter, and that includes a glass of fizz and a t-shirt.

To find out more or to sign up go to the Haven House website.

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