Home from home: New partnership with Bellway

26 September 2016
We were delighted to show representatives from Bellway Homes around Demelza Kent to mark a new partnership.

The Kent-based company has made an initial donation of £300 and was invited to look around the Sittingbourne hospice to see first hand what difference their support will make.

Claire Ellis-Waghorn, Acting Director of Voluntary Income, met with Bellway representatives to discuss the services provided at Demelza Kent and described the various roles the hospice plays in many families’ lives across the South Coast.

“Regardless of whether we have children staying with us for an extended period of time or just visiting for the day, it is important that Demelza feels like a home from home for children and their families.” Claire explained. “The whole site, from its location through to the design of each room and the importance we place on children customising their own spaces, has been carefully considered. Our sponsorships allow us to create these wonderful environments where children can relax and enjoy the normalities of family life, with the benefits of having trained carers on hand and interiors adapted for necessary medical equipment.”

Julie Heather, Technical and Commercial Secretary for Bellway Kent said: “We were honoured by Claire’s invitation to better understand the services Demelza provides, and were truly touched by the incredible work everyone involved does here.

“We are sure our donation will be put towards furthering their fantastic facilities, and hope this is the beginning of a long and supportive relationship.