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
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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