DP World donate more than £30K to pay for five days of care at Little Havens

Local deep-sea port and logistics park DP World London Gateway has shown its continuous support to Essex’s only children’s hospice by paying for five days of care for local babies, children and young people.

The Stanford-le-Hope based organisation donated £31,435.30 towards providing specialist care and support at the hospice in Thundersley between Monday 9th October and Friday 13th October.

Met by Steve Smith, CEO of Havens Hospices and Chanelle Wilson, Director of Clinical Services, staff from DP World visited the hospice to see first-hand how their donation was making a difference.

DP World London Gateway has supported Little Havens for 11 years and donated more than £200,000 in that time to support a cause that they know makes a huge difference to its local community.

The company regularly organises fundraisers including annual quiz nights as well as regularly volunteering at the hospice, ensuring the gardens at the hospice are kept beautiful for the families using Little Havens’ services.

Emma Cowper from DP World said: ”The staff at Little Havens do incredible work for their patients and the community, so we are more than happy to do whatever we can to support them and the hospice. We have developed a strong, close relationship with Havens Hospice over the last 11 years, which is a testament to our commitment to creating a positive and lasting legacy across the regions in which we operate.”

Rossella Inguscio, Corporate Fundraiser at Havens Hospices said: “Thank you so much to everyone at DP World for their incredible and continuous support of Little Havens. It never ceases to amaze us how generous they are in helping us to continue making every day count for all the children, young people, and families we care for across Essex.

“Our care is absolutely free, a lifeline to so many families who have been told the devasting news that their child’s illness has no cure. Thanks to local businesses like DP World, we can continue to be there for everybody who needs us and help them to make the most of every day.”

‘Pay for a Day’ is a way of supporting 24 hours of care at one of the charity’s hospices – Fair Havens in Southend-on-Sea or Little Havens in Benfleet. To find out more, visit www.havenshospices.org.uk/payforaday

Published Wednesday 18th October 2023


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Two representatives from charity Havens Hospices and three representatives from DP World standing outside Little Havens holding a framed certificate