Woodford Green hospice ‘overwhelmed’ by generous present

Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team at Haven House

Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team at Haven House - Credit: Archant

A hospice has been “overwhelmed by generosity” after hundreds of toys and specialist equipment were donated by a Sikh community group.

Haven House Children’s Hospice, in High Road, Woodford Green, received the donation of 300 items from The Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team (SWAT).

Mike Palfreman, chief executive of Haven House, said the donation was fantastic.

He said: “We have been left overwhelmed by the generosity of SWAT London in purchasing so many specialist toys and equipment from our wish list.

“The items will be of great use in the hospice and for our toy home loan service.”

Randeep Lall from SWAT London said: “It was an absolute delight to have the opportunity to meet the children and supporting families who are part of Haven House.

“It was a heart warming and eye-opening visit.

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