Two reality TV stars have been named as the new ambassadors for a children's charity.

Haven House Children's Hospice announced celebrities Billie and Greg Shepherd from The Mummy Diaries will be its new ambassadors.

The couple from Brentwood in Essex, pledged to support the Woodford Green hospice following a recent visit.

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During the couple's recent visit, both spent time with children and their families, as well as visited the facilities such as the play, sensory and music rooms.

The 29-year-old mum said: "Haven House is an amazing charity. We are delighted to be formally associated with the hospice as their ambassadors. It is one of the most inspiring places.

"We have been impressed and moved during a recent visit. When I walked in, I immediately felt embraced.

"This is a very special local charity, helping children and families facing the toughest imaginable challenges, and I think Haven House deserves all of our support."

The hospice cares for seriously ill babies and children by creating a loving and warm environment for them and their families while they go through the toughest of times.

It provides round the clock care at the hospice and through outreach services in the home and local community and supports children with complex medical needs and their families through; day care, over-night stays, end of life care, bereavement support, as well as life enriching activities such as play, music therapy and physiotherapy.

The two new ambassadors will act as representatives for the charity and use their profiles to raise awareness of the charity and help engage a wider audience.

Chief executive at Haven House Mike Palfreman said: "We are honoured to welcome Billie and Greg as ambassadors and can’t wait to work with them on some exciting future projects.

"On their recent visit to the hospice they were genuinely interested in what we do and the families we care for, and that was so lovely to see. They seemed to instantly understand what we’re all about.

"High profile ambassadors play an enormously important role in raising awareness of how Haven House can help families with life-limited children – and also the level of community support and fundraising needed to achieve this.

"Their association will add huge value and strength to the message we communicate about the importance of children’s hospices and the vital support we give to local families."