local charity has date with shopping centre this valentines


12 February 2019

A shopping centre in Southend is sharing the love with Havens Hospices on Valentine’s Day.

On Thursday 14th February, The Royals Shopping Centre in Southend will be celebrating with Havens Hospices, which cares for children, young people and adults with life-limiting illnesses and their families from across Essex. The charity will be raising awareness and fundraising for the new Fair Havens adult’s hospice, which they are building in Prittlewell.

Volunteers from Havens Hospices will be at the centre on Thursday with a Valentine’s Day stand offering a gift-wrapping service and selling single red roses as well as an adopt-a-teddy station and gift sale for anyone looking for the perfect present for their loved one.

The charity will also be joined by the Queen of Hearts who will be holding a romantic raffle. Four lucky winners will each walk away with a Valentine’s hamper containing prizes that are guaranteed to sweep that special someone completely off their feet – including a £50 voucher for Vodka Revolution, a Thomas Sabo bracelet and much more!

Carmel Hudson, Havens Hospices Community Fundraising Manager, said,

We’re really looking forward to joining customers and staff at The Royals on Thursday. Havens Hospices can only exist because of the generosity of our local community. We currently have to turn 11 patients away from Fair Havens every month so every donation we receive for the new hospice will help us continue to fulfil our promise of ‘Making every day count’ for everyone who needs us for as long as we’re needed - thank you.”

The Havens Hospices Valentine’s event will be situated in the atrium of The Royals Shopping Centre on Thursday 14th February 9AM – 4PM.

Building work has now started on the new Fair Havens Hospice in Prittlewell. It will incorporate 16 in-patient beds, increased Day Hospice services and additional family support which will enable the Care Team to care for twice as many patients throughout Southend, Rochford and Castle Point. The hospice is expected to open in 2020.

For more information about new Fair Havens Hospice please click here. For more information about The Royals please click here.

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