FUNDRIASER TOPS £150,000 MARK

Essex Life - - COUNTY LIFE -

A Brent­wood pho­tog­ra­pher has raised £117,811 for Haven House Chil­dren’s Hospice since 2014 and in his life­time he has now raised more than £150,000 for UK char­i­ties, helped by some gen­er­ous busi­nesses and celebri­ties. Richard Barker started fundrais­ing for Haven House by ask­ing for 30 auc­tion prizes to mark his 30th birth­day. Four years later, with the sup­port of friends and fam­ily, busi­nesses and a host of celebri­ties, he has sur­passed his orig­i­nal am­bi­tion, and he won’t stop yet.

Richard said: ‘I’d had an op­por­tu­nity to meet the many won­der­ful staff, chil­dren and fam­i­lies at Haven House Chil­dren’s Hospice. With a mile­stone birth­day ap­proach­ing, I wanted to do some­thing to sup­port the in­cred­i­ble work they do.’

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