Sky Dive

Have you always wanted to do a sky dive? We’re giving you a great opportunity to both fulfil your dreams and raise money to help us build the Haven Centre in the Highlands! Sign up now to avoid disappointment! The sky dive will take place on Saturday 28th May and the registration fee is £50. […]

Light It Up Bright For The Haven Appeal

We’re delighted to launch our new competition! Follow these 3 simple steps to enter: 1. Take a photo of your indoor or outdoor Christmas lights display. 2. Send your photo by email to rona@havencentre.org.uk OR by WhatsApp to 07972 642225. Alternartively, you can tag us if you choose to post your photo on Facebook (Elsie […]

Haven Appeal in Inverness gets £1.1m boost for ambitious project

The National Lottery Community Fund have awarded £1.1 million to our Haven Appeal! This takes us closer to achieving our vision for the Haven Centre and we are all delighted! Read the full article at https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/news/project-wins-lotto-205403/

Virtual Singing Group Launch Fundraising Song!

Watch our new fundraising video, featuring Singing For Pleasure and the Rainbow Singers. They joined together to make this wonderful virtual singing group! The song includes the lyrics “We are one, we are strong, as we sing our songs together”. This reflects the values of inclusion and community which are so important in both the […]

The Silent Doorbell

Elsie Normington was inspired to start her Foundation and launch the Haven Appeal as her adult son, Andrew, has a learning disability. She went from being a private piano teacher to a local and national influencer, lobbying for better services for disabled children and adults. Her book, the Silent Doorbell, gives a detailed account of […]

Planning Permission Update

The Highland Council recently granted planning permission for the Haven Centre!  Elsie Normington, our Founder and Chairperson, said:  “We are delighted that after the official launch of our plans in February 2017, the planning department has now given its full permission for this important site development.  Our charity is now in a stronger position as we progress […]

Sheriff David Sutherland appointed as Chairman of the Haven Centre Fundraising Appeal

Sheriff David Sutherland is the new chairman of the Haven Centre Fundraising Appeal.  He succeeds Andy Grzesinski, who has stepped down for personal reasons after six years as a trustee.  While Sheriff Sutherland spends his days dispensing justice in the courts at Inverness and Stornoway and is also a director of the Highland Society for […]

Tesco Skydive

Thank you to all the Tesco staff and customers who took part in a skydive to raise funds for the Haven Appeal on 8th September! Andy Gray, who is the Store Manager in Inverness’s Tesco Extra, was joined by other employees from his store and from Tesco shops in the city centre, Ness-side and Dingwall. […]

Craft in a Bag!

It’s really easy to take part in our latest initiative, ‘Craft in a Bag’! All we need you to do is to produce one Christmas Craft (you can make more if you wish) and donate it to the Haven Appeal! All of the crafts that you donate will create smiles on the faces of the […]

Fraser Donaldson Junior Showtime

Fraser Donaldson, who is ten years old, organised a fantastic concert called ‘Fraser Donaldson Junior Showtime’ which consisted solely of child performers. The concert took place at Merkinch Community Centre on Friday 6th September and £1,400 was raised in total.  All proceeds were donated to the Haven Appeal. Thank you to everyone who attended and […]