50th anniversary for Havering Association


Havering Association for people with disabilities are proud to be celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2019.

They have been supporting adults with disabilities and their carers throughout this time with a wide range of activities and services. To mark this important milestone HAD are planning a busy year of celebrations, fundraising and activities and would like everyone to be involved.


Without the support of our clients, volunteers and supporters of HAD they would not be able to thrive. The charity have partial funding from the London Borough of Havering but more and more having to rely on donations from companies and individuals in order to keep the services they offer relevant and to a high standard. This year they were proud to have achieved a Trusted Charity Quality Mark.

A spokesperson for the charity told The Enquirer: “We are pleased that we have been chosen by GBP Estates Romford to be their chosen charity for 2019 and are planning many fundraising events in partnership with them.

“Already this year they have amazed us with their ideas, energy and support. All GBP Estates staff are taking the time to become Ambassadors for Havering Association for People with Disabilities, learning about our services to enable them to promote to potential clients.”

“We are still inviting groups, businesses and organisations to support HAD during 2019. Suttons primary school are supporting us with fundraising activities, their first one will be wearing funky socks for Charity. If your school or group would are able to get involved please get in touch.”

During this milestone they are inviting clients to ‘try something new’ each month throughout the year and we are planning events that will hopefully challenge and excite people. The ideas planned to date include science workshops, stone painting, visit to an Art Gallery and our Art group will be hosting an art exhibition to display their masterpieces.

There are many other exciting events in the pipeline, including A Charity Football Match 23rd June 2019 at Aveley Football Club, a member of staff is taking part in the London to Southend Bike Ride on the 14th July and our annual garden party, this year will be a 60’s theme to tie in with our 50th on Saturday 20th July.

We are also hosting a Charity Ball with 3 course dinner and entertainment, at Ingrebourne Links Golf Club Sponsored by GBP, a chance to get your glad rags on and celebrate with us. Please call us for price and availability.

How can you get involved? …. Become a H.A.D. Hero and take a challenge, attend one of our fundraising events or give your time with volunteering


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