A children’s hospice has been given the chance to provide bereavement support to more grieving families after being named as a beneficiary of a charity day.

Haven House Children’s Hospice is one of several good causes that will receive cash from finance group ICAP’s annual charity day.

The Woodford Green hospice plans to use the money to fund its bereavement service, which provides support to families of children who have died at the hospice or at home.

Eileen White, director of care at Haven House, said: “We are delighted to have been named as a beneficiary of ICAP’s annual charity day which will allow us to provide bereavement support to even more families.

“No one expects their child to die before them– it is out of the natural order of things.

“Our specialist bereavement team is here to help at every stage of this difficult time and this support continues for as long as families need us.

“Through the generous support of ICAP we will be able to help even more bereaved families so they are able to contemplate the future.”

Last year, Haven House provided bereavement support to 99 children and their families from across east London, west Essex and east Hertfordshire.

The hospice has offered palliative and holistic care for over 900 babies, children and young people who have life-limiting and life-threatening conditions since 2003.