Tea for 120 helps The Haven coffers
Almost £4k raised at annual charity event
It was not your normal tea for two at The Haven charity in Blantyre – as 120 guests attended their annual afternoon tea.
Held in The Parkville, Blantyre, supporters enjoyed a day with friends, family, food and, most importantly, fundraising.
And an incredible £3980 will be going directly to people in the community who support those affected by life-limiting illness.
The Haven charity was established in Blantyre 16 years ago, when founder Dr Dunn MBE discovered there was a need for a service to provide emotional support for those not only facing cancer but a wider range of lifelimiting illnesses like MS, motor neurone, Parkinson’s and more.
It was also identified that it was not only the individual with the condition that required such support but those closest to them, like family members and carers.
Now in 2018 the charity has grown from its roots in Blantyre and has centres in Wishaw and Forth, ensuring people from all over Lanarkshire and beyond can access these free services.
Fundraising events like the afternoon tea are key to the charity.
Lynsay Cooper, Haven communications officer, said: “The afternoon tea was a really special day. The Rock choir kicked the day off on a perfect note and ensured a bright and lively atmosphere ran through the event.
“We also enjoyed entertainment from the Jolly Bs, who got everyone singing along.
“Willma’s Venue Styling made the room look beautiful and The Parkville staff were so attentive and supportive. Our Haven volunteers and the team from First Direct Hamilton were fantastic, and thanks to First Direct’s poundfor-pound scheme we doubled our total.
“To have so many people and businesses from the community pull together to raise an incredible amount makes all the planning and organising worthwhile. We can’t thank everyone enough.”
Anyone interested in learning more about The Haven services and upcoming fundraising events is asked to visit www.thehavencentre. com or call 01698 727884.
Backing Supporters came from across Lanarkshire to support The Haven’s annual afternoon tea