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Smart support for Demelza House

We have chosen our charity!

 

After careful consideration, we have decided that Smartaupairs will support Demelza House.

 

Why?

 

The quote below is from the Demelza House website and it ‘stopped me in my tracks’;

Quote

Demelza House Children's Hospice aims to provide support to families who have a child with a life limiting condition.

We
recognise that each child is a unique, developing individual whose best interests must be paramount.

Our focus is on adding life to days when days cannot be added to life.

Unquote

 

Demelza House is in Kent, which is local to us. Their service and care is for children and families, which is why we feel we want to do what we can to support them.

 

In some cases, charity support is limited to an annual donation, which is of course a welcome support to any charity, however, at Smartaupairs, we wanted to do more than that to support Demelza.

 

What?

 

After a meeting with a representative from Demelza House, we have decided that we can offer our support as follows.

 

Volunteering;

We will encourage our team and our au pairs in Kent to be actively involved with lending a hand at Demelza House events. We understand that there is a need for people who can help with various tasks ranging from serving cups of tea to gardening and it will be a great way for us to get together and to get ‘stuck in’. I think that our au pairs will agree that helping out as a volunteer is a uniquely rewarding experience.

 

 

Ambassador;

Demelza house frequently receives requests from all over Kent to provide speakers to attend schools, Women's Institute meetings, businesses, churches, Golf Clubs etc. to promote Demelza House. Receiving cheques and saying 'thank you' is also a very important and rewarding role for ambassadors. It is important that they raise awareness of Demelza within the community to raise funds. I will sign up as an Ambassador and hope my public speaking skills can be of use.

 

Donations;

Our company have agreed to a ‘Give As You Earn’ scheme and we will donate a minimum of £2 for every au pair placement. We will encourage further donations from families and will consider a ‘Matched-giving’ scheme in future also.

 

Nicole Kofkin

Smartaupairs


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