SAM'S HAVEN CHARITY

WARNING!  IT HAS BEEN REPORTED TO US THAT A MALE IN HIS MID 20S HAS BEEN CALLING AT HOMES AND ASKING FOR DONATIONS TO SAM'S HAVEN.  PLEASE, PLEASE  DO NOT GIVE HIM ANY MONEY.  WE NEVER EVER CONDUCT DOOR TO DOOR COLLECTIONS.  PLEASE INFORM THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A VISIT FROM HIM.  THANK YOU.

Hello and Welcome to Sam's Haven Charity Website

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 We are a new fully registered charity providing short respite holidays for families who have children with a life threatening or terminal illness. 

 

Sam, the inspiration behind the charity, is a happy cheerful little boy with an engaging smile that belies his own continuing struggles with health related issues.  He has spent much of his life in hospital with ongoing complications and now considers the consultants and nurses at Queen Alexander Hospital in Portsmouth to be a part of his extended family.  Hardly surprising given that the staff there treat him like he is a part of their family.

 

His parents, Paul and Louise Merrick, set up Sam's Haven in September 2013 with the long term aim of raising funds to buy a caravan on a holday park so that they could offer holidays to families who have children in a similar situation to Sam.  They knew it was going to be a long while before they could be in a position to offer these holidays but much to their surprise and delight they have managed to put a deposit on a caravan and have provided holidays for fifteen families in their first year.

 













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We are delighted that X factor runners up duo Sean and Sarah Smith of 'Same Difference'  have offered to act as our ambassadors and promote Sam's Haven during their tours.

 

We are looking forward to working with them.

 

Same Difference and their Pop Academy


In the unlikely event of the charity not succeeding, all monies raised will be donated to the paediatric unit of Queen Alexander Hospital in Portsmouth