12 Oct Ben Shephard and Rochelle Humes help raise over £100k at Haven House Children’s Hospice Big Birthday Ball
TV presenters Ben Shephard and Rochelle Humes helped raise more than £100,000 at last night’s Big Birthday Ball for Haven House Children’s Hospice at the spectacular De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London.
Sponsored by Chigwell Group, The Health Lottery ELM and Galliard Homes, over 350 guests attended the record-breaking black tie fundraising event which was hosted by long-standing Haven House Patron Ben Shephard and Ambassador Rochelle Humes.
Fellow celebrity guests included Billie Faiers and Greg Shepherd, Lord and Lady Fellowes, Richard Arnold and Haven House Patrons Vicki Michelle and Martin Ellice.
Prized lots which went under the hammer at auction included a private dinner at the home of celebrity chief Tony Singh which raised £10,000 and an exclusive VIP cinema screening experience at Universal Pictures in London which generated £7,000.
After a three-course dinner guests were shown Haven House’s new appeal film which features the story of Enfield parents Jaycee Wharfe and Rikilee Webster and their son, Finnley.
Finnley has Holoprosencephaly, a rare genetic condition resulting in incomplete brain development. The film shows the family receiving support from Haven House’s Toy Home Loan service and Finnley enjoying music therapy and physiotherapy at the hospice in Woodford Green.