Sleigh-ride treat paid for by firm
YOUNGSTERS cared for by a charity are to have an extra-special festive season thanks to a Kent company.
Halsion Ltd, a building services company based in Petham, is helping children at the Caldecott Foundation in Smeeth.
The foundation provides residential homes and a school for about 50 children, aged six to 15, who have suffered cruelty and neglect.
Halsion has offered to pay for six children to fly to Lapland in early December, take a snowy ride on a sleigh, and visit Father Christmas in his icy grotto.
And later in the month, the company is funding a Christmas party for every child at Caldecott at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park.
Halsion’s generosity is also taking care of more practical business at Caldecott by footing the bill for refurbishment of bathrooms at one of the seven residential homes, as well as at the Pine Lodge reception centre.
Samantha Scott, Caldecott head of fund-raising, said she was delighted that they had the commercial supporters with a particularly generous package of benefits.
She said: “Caldecott receives minimal public funding, and gestures such as these mean we can provide the all-important ‘extras’ which mean so much to our children.”