Find out how YOU can join Ferne McCann, Union J and a host of other celebs to help an incredible cause
When we asked our celebrity mates to get involved with a very special charity project recently, we were overwhelmed by their support.
Our aim? To build an amazing outdoor space for Little Havens children’s hospice in Essex.
It’s an incredible retreat in an idyllic environment offering respite and care for babies, children and teens as well as much-needed support for families who have been told that there’s no cure for their child’s illness.
It’s somewhere where the families can relax and have fun together whilst the incredible team of staff take care of their medical needs.
And part of that fun is the outdoor space which we wanted to transform, together with Greenfingers, a UK charity that creates magical gardens in hospices across the UK, giving children and their families happy, peaceful places to play and have therapy sessions and group activities.
Mark Wright, TOWIE’s Ferne McCann and Grace Andrews helped to paint a wooden gazebo to look like a colourful big top, TV presenter Lizzie Cundy got stuck into watering some of the newly planted shrubs, BGT’s Francine Lewis expertly treated some of the wooden borders while The X Factor’s Sam Callahan and Dancing On Ice’s Matt Evers balanced on a roof armed with paintbrushes to transform the space.
Union J even got stuck in planting a cherry tree which they officially christened ‘Dave’.
Feeling inspired? Here’s how you can help too…
Greenfingers is aiming to raise £750,000 so it can build 10 more gardens at children’s hospices. Here’s how YOU can help.
Go to justgiving.com/nowgreenfingers and donate what you can. Or text NOWG50 to 70070 and the amount you want to donate (£1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10). Every pound makes a huge difference to the lives of these families and children.
* Texts are free to send. Please check with the phone’s bill payer before making a donation.
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