Rockney legend Chas Hodges entertains Haven House children

Chas Hodges, one half of singing act Chas and Dave, entertained children at a Woodford Green hospice on Wednesday of last week.

Chas led an impromptu sing-along during his visit to Haven House Children’s hospice in High Road.

It came ahead of Children’s Hospice week, which runs from Friday to May 25, and he toured the hospice to learn about the vital support provided by staff.

He said: “I was bowled over, the work they do there is just remarkable.

“Playing music for the kids and their families was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon and I can’t wait to go back there and get more involved.”

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Mike Palfreman, Haven House’s chief executive, said: “Chas’ visit was a huge boost to the children.”

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