Woodford Green school reaches new heights with its fundraising for Haven House

Children at Avon House Preparatory School release balloons into the sky for Haven House Children's H

Children at Avon House Preparatory School release balloons into the sky for Haven House Children's Hospice - Credit: Archant

Children at a Woodford Green school have reached new heights in their bid to raise money for a local children’s hospice.

Pupils at Avon House Preparatory School in High Road, Woodford Green, released 200 balloons into the air on Friday while raising £1,035 for Haven House Children’s Hospice, also in High Road.

Each balloon was sold for £5 with four-year-old Alexander Christadoulu winning a sweet hamper after raising the most money - £150.

Gill Geisler, head of the school’s Morris House which organised the fundraising drive, said: “This is a great achievement for such a small school.

“It’s so important that our children understand that there are children at Haven House who may not get better so we support the charity which does such amazing work.”


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The person who finds the balloon which travelled the furthest will receive a £100 travel voucher donated by Dagenham Travel.

The hospice is also encouraging people to “Take on 10” activities to fundraise during its tenth anniversary year.

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Suggested ways to help out include organising a zumbathon, holding a cake sale or a fancy-dress day in the office.

Bancroft’s School in High Road, Woodford Green, has already pledged its support to the scheme.

For more information about “Take on 10” visit www.havenhouse.org.uk/getinvolved/fundraise.

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