Property firm’s help for needy
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