Teacher Monopoly London Trek raises over £2K for children’s hospice

A group of teachers from an Upminster school have taken their love of the Monopoly board game one step further by taking on a walking fundraiser to support their local children’s hospice.

Last month 11 teachers from the Upminster Junior School walked to each location in London that features on the famous board game.

From Old Kent Road to affluent Mayfair, it took the group six hours and two minutes to complete and covered a total distance of 22.56 kilometers, just over 12 miles. The challenge has raised more than £2,500.

Every pound the teachers have raised in sponsorship supports Essex’s children’s hospice, Little Havens, which provides specialist care for babies, children, and young people who are living with incurable conditions, and supports their families.

The charity provides this vital care and support for free to families who need it thanks to the kindness and generosity of the community, and fundraisers like this.

The school in St Marys Lane has been supporting Little Havens for 10 years and in that time more than £6,000 has been raised thanks to the support from pupils, teachers, and parents.

Aron Lane, Community Fundraiser from Havens Hospices, the charity of which Little Havens is part of said, “Thanks to the incredible support from the Upminster Junior School we can continue to care for hundreds of local families who need us during the most difficult times.

“Families who use our services often describe them as a ‘lifeline’ and thanks to fundraisers like this we are able to be there for even more families who have received the devasting news that their child has a condition that cannot be cured. We can’t you all enough for completing this brilliant challenge.”

To find out more about Little Havens and how you can support the charity, visit www.havenshospices.org.uk

Published 30th November 2023


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A group of people wearing Havens Hospices t-shirts standing in Bow Street, London holding up a Monopoly board game card labelled Bow Street