harvest delivery crops up at local charity

03 November 2016

An infant school in Leigh on Sea has donated a variety of Harvest Festival items to Havens Hospices.

Kind hearted pupils from Chalkwell Hall Infant school visited Fair Havens Hospice in Westcliff to donate goods from their Harvest assembly which took place on Friday 21st October.

The food items were presented to the charity by Mrs Corrigan, a Reception class teacher, Mrs Graham a learning support assistant and Mrs Benge, a volunteer, along with ‘Pupil Voice’ - a group of children representing Reception, Year one & Year two.

The pupils and teachers walked from the school to Fair Havens, where they were greeted by members of the Care Team, Kitchen Assistant Lorraine Watford and mini Betsy, the charity’s butterfly mascot.

Heather Corrigan, Teacher at Chalkwell Infant School said,

“I would like to say on behalf of Chalkwell Hall Infant school that it is our pleasure to donate our Harvest collection items to Havens Hospices. The children had such a fantastic time during the assembly and ‘Pupil Voice’ really enjoyed visiting Fair Havens. Havens Hospices is really close to our hearts so it means a lot to be able to support the charity any way we can.”

Louise McKay, Ward Sister at Fair Havens Hospice, said,

“It was lovely of the children and staff to make such a special effort to walk to Fair Havens Hospice. At Havens Hospices our kitchen staff work hard to provide patients and families with high quality, freshly prepared meals so we are very thankful for the gifts of food from the school’s Harvest Festival.”

Fair Havens Hospice is part of Havens Hospices which also incorporates Little Havens Hospice for babies, children and teenagers. Both of our hospices provide respite, symptom management and end of life care, both within the hospices and in the community.

For more information on Havens Hospices visit havenshospices.org.uk.

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