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Jo Whiley will tell the stories of Haven House children and families as part of a BBC charity appeal
A famed radio personality dropped in to a Woodford Green children’s hospice this week.
Jo Whiley, former host of BBC Radio 1’s Jo Whiley Show, recorded a radio programme at Haven House in the High Road on Tuesday ahead of the BBC’s Children in Need Appeal.
Jo and the BBC spoke to children, families and staff at the hospice and will tell their stories in a short film and Radio 2 broadcasts in the weeks leading up to the appeal.
“It was inspiring to visit Haven House and see first-hand how the funds are spent and the difference Children in Need is making in the local community,” the 48-year-old said.
“It was lovely to spend time with the children and their parents and find out exactly how Haven House supports them.”
Hainault mum Tracey Wotton, whose 13-year-old daughter uses Haven House, said she was nervous at first about being interviewed for radio but added that Jo was very easy to talk to.
Children in Need is a BBC charity that provides grants to projects which help disadvantaged young people.
The charity drive begins on November 15.
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