Prop­erty firm’s help for needy

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS -

PROP­ERTY com­pany Ward and Part­ners has pumped more than £700,000 into a char­i­ta­ble trust to help needy chil­dren.

Hos­pices for chil­dren, Kent Kids Miles of Smiles and Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port have ben­e­fited, to­gether with scores of young­sters and their fam­i­lies who have en­tered the com­pany’s an­nual chil­dren’s awards.

Nom­i­na­tions are needed for the fifth year of the awards. The cat­e­gories are for chil­dren up to the age of 16 with se­vere phys­i­cal or men­tal dis­abil­i­ties, young car­ers and fam­i­lies and char­i­ta­ble or vol­un­tary groups who look af­ter needy chil­dren.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor David Lench is par­tic­u­larly proud to be able to host this event. He said: “At Ward and Part­ners, we strongly be­lieve in giv­ing some­thing back to the com­mu­nity.

“We launched The Ward and Part­ners’ Char­i­ta­ble Trust in 2003. The main ob­jec­tive is to help chil­dren with spe­cial needs. ”

One of the or­gan­i­sa­tions to ben­e­fit from the Trust in the last four years is the El­lenor Shin­ing Lights Chil­dren Hospice which en­ables se­ri­ously ill chil­dren to be looked af­ter at home.

This year Wards, which has more than 47 of­fices across Kent and East Sus­sex, is spon­sor­ing its sec­ond nurse.

It has pro­vided a play­room and re­lax­ation area at the Demelza House chil­dren’s hospice and a spa pool for Kent Kids Miles of Smiles.

The Kent Mes­sen­ger sup­ports the awards by help­ing to find wor­thy en­tries. Fill in the nom­i­na­tion form on this page or go to www.ken­ton­line. co.uk/awards

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