MKM hosts event with football legends and raises £5,000 for Hospice

Published:  03 July, 2017

An event in support of Essex children’s hospice Little Havens, featuring former West Ham players Tony Cottee and Tony Gale, has raised over £5,000 for the charity.

It was organised by Mark Ward of MKM Building Supplies in Chelmsford, taking place at Chelmsford City Football Club. The fundraiser attracted over 130 guests.

‘An Evening with the 2 Tonys’ was attended by Cottee and Gale, currently Sky Sports presenters. In addition to a hog roast and magician, there was a fundraising auction hosted by Chris Brooks of BBC Radio Essex Drive Time.

Mark Ward, Branch Director at MKM Chelmsford, said: “After visiting Little Havens’ hospice, I was extremely moved and uplifted by the inspiring work they do. All the volunteers and staff are truly all about ‘making every day count’ for those with life-limiting illness across Essex.”

Claire Wilson, community fundraiser at Little Havens Hospices, said: “This was fantastic evening. We’d like to thank everyone involved in making it happen. We must raise over £46,000 each week to be there for everyone who need us, helping control pain and medication, offering short breaks and caring for children at the end of their lives. Little Havens can only exist because of the kindness of our supporters.”

Little Havens Hospice is based in meadowland in Thundersley and has cared for over a thousand children with life-limiting illnesses and given vital support to their families. Caring for children or patients for years, months, weeks of even just hours, Little Havens aim to make a real difference to their lives.

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