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A Kent heating firm has raised hundreds of pounds for a children’s hospice by holding a warehouse giveaway of excess stock. Swale Heating opened up its warehouse to its engineers as part of a yearly clear-out. Staff took what they wanted in exchange for a cash donation, raising more than £500 for Demelza Hospice Care for Children, a charity that provides care for babies, children and young people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
Organiser Maciej Zglobisz says the response from engineers was fantastic. “The giveaway was an opportunity for our engineers to take returned and end-of-line parts that are still serviceable and give what they felt was a fair donation. It helped us meet our sustainability goals by recycling, rather than disposing of, unwanted stock and at the same time, we raised money for the amazing work that Demelza Hospice does. We would like to thank all the engineers who turned up and donated.”
Swale Heating is a committed supporter of the children’s charity, maintaining Demelza’s heating free of charge for seven years and displing its logo on all vehicles.
Rachel Walker, Corporate Partnerships Executive at Demelza, comments: “Without the support of business partners like Swale Heating, we really could not continue to provide the outstanding care we do for the children and families that use our services. We cannot thank them enough.”