Kebbell raises over £4000 for baby hospice and young persons’ supported housing
Kebbell employees have given a percentage of their earnings and raised a total of over £4000 for Zoë’s Place, the UK’s only baby-specific hospice, which operates in Coventry, Middlesbrough and Liverpool, and Padstones in Buckinghamshire, close to Kebbell’s headquarters.
Zoë’s Place provides palliative, respite and end-of-life-care to babies and infants aged from birth to 5 years suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. Padstones help young people avoid homelessness with supported accommodation, aiming to empower and develop their resilience, skills and knowledge to prevent the risk of homelessness arising again and move towards more independent living.
Andrea Fawell, Sales and Marketing Director of housebuilders Kebbell says: “Our teams are very happy to donate some of their earnings through the Give As You Earn scheme so we can help these two incredible charities which are working so hard to help vulnerable children and young people. Usually Kebbell would look forward to hosting a lunch to present the cheques in person but sadly because of the pandemic we haven’t been able to do it this year.”
Sara Benson of Zoë’s Place says: “As a charity we have had amazing, continued support from our wonderful friends at Kebbell. This support means so much to everyone here, especially at times such as these. The recent donation of just over £2,000 as well as the sale of show home items, will make such a difference to us.
“The charity has certainly been impacted by the current pandemic and, after having to shut our doors for five months during the first lockdown – a first in our twenty five year history – we are currently running on a reduced service. Our aim, through the incredible continued support of organisations such as Kebbell is to extend our services for our special babies, children and their families who so desperately need the care and support Zoë’s Place provides.”
Sharon Allen, Operations Manager at Padstones says: “Kebbell kindly donated £2,000 to our Padstones young peoples supported housing service. The money has been used for a number of initiatives including trips out and activities, Christmas presents and a joint Christmas dinner for all our young people. We have also used the money for buying welcome packs that include toiletries and new towels and bedding and kitchenware that the young person can take with them when they move on. We have also used the money to support young people for independent goals.”
https://kebbell.co.uk ; www.zoes-place.org.uk ; www.connectionsupport.org.uk/buckinghamshire/projects/padstones/