Michael and Steven Lewis are Directors of the Underfloor Heating Store, based in Basildon. Since 2010 they have been supporting Little Havens Hospice which is based in Thundersley and cares for children with life-limiting illnesses from across the whole of Essex.
On Thursday 14th January the brothers visited the hospice and met with Director of Care Helen Forster and two youngsters cared for by the hospice –Billy Grisley (16 from Pitsea) and Ellis Lynch (7 from Chafford Hundred) who presented the pair with a handmade thank you card.
On the day they presented a donation of £11,900 bringing the total the business has now donated to a total of £54,104.
Michael Lewis said,
“Both myself and Steven were delighted to come to Little Havens to present our latest donation recently. We had the pleasure of meeting young Ellis and Billy who are cared for at the hospice, as well as the wonderful care team nurses who look after them. We feel privileged to be able to give something back to such a worthy charity as Little Havens, and we are committed to supporting and encouraging them so that they can continue the marvellous work they do.”
Peter Hall, Community Fundraiser for Little Havens, said,
“It’s not often I’m lost for words but I have to say that I am truly overwhelmed at the continued generosity of so many of our supporters and Michael and Steven are two of those who show such passion and enthusiasm for the care we provide. We remain so very grateful for their support. I know that Ellis, Billy, and many more children and families like them, benefit hugely from their kindness. Whether we care for a child for years, months, weeks or even just hours, we make a real difference to their life but none of that would be possible without the support of people and businesses like the Underfloor Heating Store in our local community.”
To find out more about the care provided by Little Havens Hospice and how you can support the charity please contact the Fundraising Team on 01702 220305 or ‘Like’ the charity’s fundraising page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/havensevents