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Endoscope appeal for Derriford Hospital 

How It Began

It all started with Derriford Hospital not having a childrens endoscope and needing one to treat  Nigel and Julie Libby's severely disabled daughter, Ellie. 

Nigel and Julie launched an appeal for public donations to pay for one and were overwhelmed by the response.

That got them thinking about raising a lot more money to build a holiday haven for families with similar problems.

What's Happened Since?

Nov 2007  Ellie's Haven charity founded

Nov 2008  Preliminary design of 1.5M project completed

Nov 2008  Fund raising hits 100,000

June 2009   Fund raising hits 200,000

Sept 2009 Charity shop opened

Jun 2010 Fund raising hits 300,000

Apr 2011 Revised project to cost 700,000

Nov 2011 New strategy of converting existing property agreed

Dec 2011 Fund raising hits 390,000

Jan 2012 Offer accepted for property for conversion

Apr 2012 Planning permission granted for conversion

Sept 2012 Purchase completed of property for conversion

Oct 2014 Sufficient funds raised to start building work

Jan 2015 Building work starts

Sep 2015  Ellie's Haven retreat opens!

Dec 2015 Sensory studio opens!

Oct 2021 Nigel and Julie take a step back from the running of the charity but their daughter, Sophie steps in as General Manager (Maternity Leave).

Jan 2022  After a successful merger, Ellie's Haven becomes part of the Kids In Action family.

 What Happens Next?

 We are taking bookings for holidays and sensory studio sessions!



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Ellie's Haven - Cornwall Ltd. Charity No: 1121426
Registered in England & Wales No: 006345083. Registered address: Plym House, 3 Longbridge Road, Marsh Mills, Plymouth PL6 8LT