The Haven, a registered charity which provides support to people affected by a range of life limiting illnesses and to their family members and carers and supports people across the whole of North and South Lanarkshire through centres in Blantyre, Wishaw and Forth, will be hosting their annual Ladies Lunch on Sunday 3rd March.
The Haven offers a programme of support designed to help individuals cope with the physical, emotional and practical aspects of their illness and to enable them to face the future positively and with hope and events such as the Ladies Lunch are vital to the sustainability of these services.
Last year the Ladies Lunch raised over £11,000 for The Haven and this year, the charity hope to well and truly smash that! This year’s lunch will be hosted by TV presenter David Farrell with special guests the Men of Motown. It will be a day filled with fun, laughter, dancing, good food and fizz and great company. There will be a range of stalls selling handbags, jewellery and lots more as well as the chance to win a number of fantastic prizes.
June Sutherland, Service Manager said: “The Ladies Lunch is not only a fantastic day out with friends and family but by attending you are helping to change the lives of those affected by life limiting illnesses.
“This year is the year of our Haven Children’s Appeal and the funds raised will contribute towards delivery of this invaluable service. We have an established Children’s Service in our Blantyre Centre which supports children through bereavement, grief and loss and are in the process of setting up a similar service in our Forth Centre as well as ensuring support to our Wishaw Centre. We still have a long way to go before our Children’s Service is fully established across all three of our Haven Centres, however the money we are able to raise at events such as the Ladies Lunch will well and truly help us on our way to achieving this.”
A client of The Haven whose child receives support from the Children’s Service said: “The time our son has spent at The Haven is helping him grow into a very strong well-rounded young man, and the support of the children’s service at The Haven is an absolute lifeline for our family.”