We have two charity partners for 2020 - ELHAP and Haven House.
We realise that many of you will have your own "favourite charities", but if you are looking for a worthy local cause, we'd ask you to please consider one of these two. Upon registration there is an option to indicate your interest in supporting either of them and if you click on the box, we will pass your details onto either charity so they can get in touch with you.
Based in over 5 acres of woodland, with a vast adventure playground and nature reserve, ELHAP gives disabled children the chance to "just be kids”. Children can fly through the air on the zip wire, climb through underground tunnels, build dens in the woods, and experience the joys of cooking over an open fire. ELHAP has been hit hard by the financial down-turn and urgently needs your support.
If you would like to support ELHAP through your run or find out more about their work please visit: www.elhap.org.uk
We provide a range of services to the child and their families to support them through the most difficult circumstances imaginable. We offer planned respite, short break and end-of-life care, as well as services designed to improve emotional and physical wellbeing, across The White House, our Holistic Care Centre and in our local community. These include music therapy, therapeutic yoga, physiotherapy, complementary therapies, counselling, family support, coffee mornings for parents, play, Buddies (a sibling support group) and toy home loan.
Since 2003, and particularly in the last five years, the growth in demand for our services has been dramatic. Since opening we have supported over 900 families across North and North East London, West Essex and East Hertfordshire.
Working in partnership, we deliver these services whenever and wherever our families need them. In order to do this, the hospice relies on the support and generosity of the local community, with only 19% of services funded by government sources.
For more information, please visit www.havenhouse.org.uk