Haven House celebrates siblings on Raksha Bandhan Day

A children’s hospice in Woodford Green held a special event to mark the relationship between brothers and sisters on Thursday.

For the fourth year running, Haven House Children’s Hospice, High Road, Woodford Green observed the festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is widely celebrated in India, and celebrates the sacred bond of love and affection between siblings.

Mike Palfreman, chief executive, said: “The special bond between siblings is of great importance to us at Haven House and we work hard to support siblings when a brother or sister is unwell.

“It was lovely to see the children that we care for with their siblings and families, enjoying this very special day.”

The event was held in the hospice grounds for all the local children and families who are supported by the charity.

Funded by the Charles S French Charitable Trust, activities included a children’s entertainer, bracelet making, sand art and other traditional arts and crafts.