Special treats donated to children at Demelza House

05 April 2018

Demelza House donation
Care team member, Lori with Harry and Nicola Roffe and Karen McKeone 

Staff at a Kent-based home builder went on a month-long Easter egg hunt to help a local children's hospice.

Bovis Homes' South East regional office collected over 70 eggs to give to Demelza House, along with a range of arts and craft materials for the children to enjoy.

Community fundraiser at Demelza Hospice Care for Children, Jennifer Heritage, said: “The donation of Easter eggs and crafts went a long way in helping our children and families enjoy Easter as a family and create precious memories with each other.

“The eggs were also given to the siblings of our terminally ill children so that the whole family is included. Thank you so much, Bovis Homes, for supporting Demelza Hospice Care for Children, and support like this means a lot to our children and their families.”

Nicola Roffe, who works in the payroll department at Bovis Homes' head office in New Ash Green, was the driving force behind the charity effort.

“It started as a relatively small project as I thought it would be nice to do some fundraising for Easter,” she said. “This is such a worthy cause and our colleagues got right behind it and were proud and delighted to help bring a smile to the children's faces at Easter.

“It was wonderful to be able to take a full car-load of chocolate eggs to Demelza House and we also received funding from Bovis Homes for the arts and crafts to boost our donation,” added Nicola.

Demelza Hospice Care for Children was established in 1998 and supports babies, children and young people who have life-threatening or life-limiting conditions as well as supporting their families.