touch of Rio came to Kent when Demelza threw a New
Year party for its families.
More than 250 children and
parents packed into the Mercure Great Danes Hotel, Maidstone, for a party lunch
and afternoon of entertainment.
Presents donated to Heart
FM’s Giving Tree in the run-up to Christmas by generous Bluewater shoppers and
other gifts purchased were given to the children.
Duncan Doughnut and
Reg E. Mental led party games and entertainment, with music provided by the band Cymbolick Penalties.
With a party theme of
‘Carnival,’ it was a chance for Demelza families to show off their creative
talents, along with the members of staff and volunteers who turned out to make
the day a rip-roaring success.
Helen Rolls, Care Co-ordinator
for Demelza Kent, said: “We would like to thank the generosity of our
supporters and the volunteers and staff who pull all the stops out every year
to make sure our children and their siblings have a great time.
“Part of our work is
ensuring families have precious memories to look back on and so the annual
party is an important event for us.”