Woodford Green’s Haven House Children’s Hospice and Cancer Research UK launch partnership with Romford shopping centre

PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 May 2018

Staff from Haven House Children's Hospice with staff from Cancer Research UK  and The Liberty shopping centre manager Jonathan Poole.

Staff from Haven House Children's Hospice with staff from Cancer Research UK and The Liberty shopping centre manager Jonathan Poole.

The Liberty

A shopping centre has revealed that it will be in a two-year partnership with two charities.

The Liberty, in Romford, will be supporting both Haven House Children’s Hospice, based in Woodford Green, and Cancer Research UK by using the centre as a platform to promote their services to the community as well as to fundraise for their key campaigns over the next couple of years.

Shopping centre manager at The Liberty Jonathan Poole said: “We are excited to announce our two-year partnership with both Haven House Children’s Hospice and Cancer Research UK.

“Haven House Children’s Hospice support children and young adults with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, while Cancer Research UK play a fundamental part in finding a cure, as well as the prevention of cancer.

“Our aim is to help raise vital funds to enable both charities to continue their outstanding work.”

Last year, Haven House supported 353 children and young people in North and North East London, West Essex and East Hertfordshire.

Chief executive of Haven House Mike Palfreman said: “We are thrilled to begin a new and exciting partnership with The Liberty shopping entre.

“As a Havering resident, I know just how popular The Liberty is with shoppers who come from far and wide to visit its stores each week.

“Not only will this partnership help us raise vital funds for the families that we support, but it will strengthen our presence in the local area.”

The shopping centre’s second chosen charity Cancer Research UK continues to carry out world-class research into the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Fundraising manager in Essex for Cancer Research UK Jessica Allchin said: “We are delighted to be benefiting from this partnership with The Liberty.

“One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease than ever before.

“This partnership will help us to raise funds and communicate our groundbreaking scientific and clinical research with the local area”.

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