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Christmas at Havens Hospices

Help us make treasured memories for our families this Christmas

As people celebrate Christmas with their family or friends, our hospices will still be open to provide 24 hour care to those who need us most. 

The Care Team across Havens Hospices will be spending much of the festive period on shift, either within the hospice or in the homes of our patients.

We need your support so more families we care for can make treasured memories this Christmas.

In the lead up to Christmas we are asking the community of Essex and London to support Havens Hospices so we can be there for families when they need us most. Although shops and offices close over Christmas, people unfortunately still need hospice care. Incurable illnesses don’t take a break in December.

You can make a donation online here. Or if you are taking part in festive fundraising in aid of Havens Hospices please contact us as we would love to hear about it and support you in any way we can.

How will you support Havens Hospices this Christmas?

Take part in our Christmas virtual quiz

Join Radio Essex Presenter and our Patron Su Harrison on December 7th at 8pm for our Christmas Virtual Quiz. It’s an evening filled with laugher and festive fun, while supporting our hospice care.

Join Radio Essex Presenter and our Patron Su Harrison on December 7th at 8pm for our Christmas Virtual Quiz. It’s an evening filled with laugher and festive fun, while supporting our hospice care.

Sign up here

Hold a Christmas jumper day

Wear your favourite festive knitwear in support of our hospice care. 

You could hold a Christmas jumper day in aid of Havens Hospices at your workplace, school or with your friends and family.

Ask people to wear their favourite Christmas knitwear or festive outfit in return for a small donation to Havens Hospices.

Create a JustGiving page

Send an e-card at Christmas and make a donation

Looking for an alternative to Christmas cards?

With our personalised eCards on DontSendMeACard.com you get to support our care with what you would have spent on cards and stamps. It's faster and helps save the planet too.

Looking for an alternative to Christmas cards?

With our personalised eCards on DontSendMeACard.com you get to support our care with what you would have spent on cards and stamps. It's faster and helps save the planet too.

Send an e-card

Buy a 'Gift of Kindness' for someone

'Gifts of Kindness’ are a collection of real, meaningful gifts you can buy that are not only a unique present for someone special, they also make a truly life-changing difference to the children, young people and adults we care for.

'Gifts of Kindness’ are a collection of real, meaningful gifts you can buy that are not only a unique present for someone special, they also make a truly life-changing difference to the children, young people and adults we care for.

Buy a gift here

How your fundraising makes a difference

Every pound you donate or raise for Havens Hospices will help nurses like Sophie provide specialist palliative care to families at our hospices, or in the community.

Sophie said, “We may visit to adjust pain relief or give personal care so the patient can be comfortable for the evening, enjoying the simple pleasure of a cup of tea and a mince pie. For our younger patients, often the respite gives parents a break, perhaps go and see their other children in their school play – those special moments you don’t want to miss.

And, of course, we will be there to support a person’s last hours, last moments. Ensuring they’re free from pain, holding their hand, playing their favourite Christmas Carol – there is always something we can do to create a positive, lasting memory of the toughest time of their lives.”

Our Christmas campaign is kindly sponsored by 

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