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Orbit Homes covers annual food bill for children at Kent hospice

Orbit Homes is celebrating raising £30,000 after its fifth and most successful charity golf day, in aid of Demelza House Children’s Hospice.

Maidstone-based staff from the housing developer, which is part of Orbit Group, hosted its fifth annual event at Faversham Golf Club in Kent. Over 50 partnering organisations competed in the game or sponsored the day, which generated £8,900, helping Orbit reach this new fundraising milestone.

Demelza’s senior new business development manager Donna Wells said: “The continued support of Orbit Homes makes a huge difference to our charity.

“With little government funding, we rely on the generous local community, and organised events just like this one, to provide high quality one to one care for the children we support and their families.

“The annual food bill at our Kent hospice is approximately £30,000, which covers catering costs and provides nutritious meals for each of our patients and their families when they stay here as well as food for events such as special family celebrations and sadly some funerals too.”

Demelza House Children’s Hospice, based in Sittingbourne, provides invaluable care and support to children and young people from birth to aged 19, who are not expected to reach adulthood. Demelza House works hard to help provide these children and their families with opportunities to build priceless memories as a family unit; these include activities which are suitable, based on the age and needs of participants.

This year the team from Sears Communications beat 26 teams competing to be at the top of the leader board.

Orbit Homes’ head of construction, Chris Curtis, said: “Orbit Homes is very proud to be able to support this very worthy charity. I’d like to say thank you to Sears Communications, and all of this year’s participants for their contribution and kind generosity. It has become a much anticipated annual event for everyone involved and it is great to see how it continues to grow.”