Published on September 19th, 2019 | by The GC Team0
Kenwood hosts party for local children’s charity
Staff at Kenwood have hosted a party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Over The Wall, a local children’s charity which provides residential summer camps for children and families coping with serious illness.
Havant MP Alan Mak attended the event, which was held at the De’Longhi Group’s UK Head Office in Havant, alongside members of the Over The Wall team, former campers, volunteers and camper families.
Members of the Kenwood team provided food, fun and games and catered for many of the children in attendance who had severe allergies.
Having recently named Over The Wall, also based in Havant, as its charity of the year, Kenwood is raising funds to support the free residential camps that the charity provides.
The company, which claims to be the global leader in food preparation, kitchen and coffee machines, presented a cheque for £2,600 to the charity during the celebration.
Kenwood has volunteered at Over The Wall’s camps, unloading and unpacking resources, medical supplies and equipment and running activities with the children to create their own Kenwood products and mixer designs.
Staff will also get involved in various other fundraising challenges throughout the year with a target to raise £10,000.
Alan Cummings, the ‘Giving Something Back’ team sponsor at Kenwood, said: “We are delighted that the employees of Kenwood chose Over The Wall to be our Charity of the Year. This event is a wonderful example of the joint benefits that our partnership brings, and we have enjoyed welcoming the families and volunteers to Kenwood to celebrate this landmark anniversary.”
Kevin Mathieson, CEO at Over The Wall, who commended Kenwood for its support, said: “Since 1999 we have taken over 8,000 children to camp, so it’s wonderful that we can celebrate our achievements with Kenwood, whose support will allow even more children and families affected by childhood illness to enjoy our camps.”