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England heroes Graham Gooch and Mike Gatting hit the £400 mark for Haven House

PUBLISHED: 15:36 16 February 2015 | UPDATED: 14:22 18 February 2015

Graham Gooch was talking on behalf of Sporting Celebrities to raise money for Haven House, in High Road, Woodford Green (pic: Gary Taylor/Sporting Celebrities)

Graham Gooch was talking on behalf of Sporting Celebrities to raise money for Haven House, in High Road, Woodford Green (pic: Gary Taylor/Sporting Celebrities)

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Two cricket stars helped raise hundreds of pounds for a children’s charity, discussing England’s chances at the ongoing World Cup.

Leytonstone-born Graham Gooch and Mike Gatting answered questions from a packed audience at the Napier Arms, in Chelmsford Road, South Woodford, last week.

Haven House, in High Road, Woodford Green, has announced it raised more than £600 from the event.

Around £470 was raised from the question and answer session. An additional £200 was donated by Sporting Celebrities, the company which organised the event.

Matt Charlton, a Haven House community fundraiser, said: “All the money is going to services that we provide.

“One hour of care for a life-limited child costs £160.”

Mr Charlton believes sporting events – led by former stars – were critical to Haven House fundraising campaigns.

“The people I spoke to at these events really gain interest in what Haven House is doing,” he added.


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