Specialist healthcare sales recruitment company Kirkham Young has made a £1,000 donation to children’s hospice charity Demelza this Christmas.
The Sussex-based company made the decision to guide Santa along the route of corporate social responsibility, presenting a cheque to Demelza rather than buying Christmas presents for their customers.
The £1,000 will be used to sponsor Demelza’s community awards, planned for May 2010, which will recognise the work of fundraisers in the community who have supported the charity in the last year.
“We are all very proud to be able to help an organisation like Demelza,” said Sam Kirkham, Director of Kirkham Young.
Demelza’s Area Fundraising Manager Vicki Pickering commented: “I would like to thank all at Kirkham Young for their kind support of our charity this year – and in the absence of any Christmas presents this year, I would like to say a very Merry Christmas to all at Kirkham Young and their customers.”
Demelza provides hospice care for over 570 children with life-limiting illnesses and their families across Kent, East Sussex and South-East London through residential hospice care and community care. It relies almost entirely on fundraising, donations and bequests. Demelza has just raised the capital for a new hospice in South-East London, but needs to raise £7m more to fund all of its services in 2010.
Based in Battle, Sussex, Kirkham Young is now in its sixth year of providing recruitment services to the medical devices and scientific sectors.
Kirkham Young presents cheque to Demelza