Haven House annual report shows more children cared for than ever before

PUBLISHED: 14:15 23 September 2016 | UPDATED: 14:15 23 September 2016

Mike Palfreman, chief executive of Haven House Children's Charity.

Mike Palfreman, chief executive of Haven House Children's Charity.

Scott Roberts/Haven House

A charity that supports terminally ill children and their families has revealed it is caring for more people than ever before.

Haven House Children’s Hospice’s annual report, published yesterday, shows an increase in families using its service.

The report showed the charity, based in High Road, Woodford Green, supported 337 children and young people across its services.

Activities for 42 of the charity’s buddies - the siblings of children using the service, were also included.

Chief executive, Mike Palfreman said: “The annual report shows we are providing care and support to more life-limited children and their families than ever before, but it is still the case that not enough families are accessing hospice care services in our local area.

“We are on track to support 500 children each year by 2020, but this can only happen with the continued generosity of our local communities.

“We still need them to help raise funds and raise awareness of our work.”

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