Date: Thursday 31 October 2019
Our South East team has donated £700 to the annual Tenterden Pumpkin Hunt, hosted by the Demelza Hospice Care for Children, which took place on Friday 25th October. The hospice welcomed 4,000 children to pumpkin hunts which took place across nine different locations, with over 300 attending the Tenterden hunt.
During the event, children were given their own ‘Pumpkin Passport’ and map to help them search for the pumpkin posters hidden in local shops and businesses. Once found, the children could have their passports stamped, the chance to collect a few treats and move on to the next location. Participants were encouraged to get creative and craft their own unique costume.
Demelza Hospice Care for Children provides specialist care and emotional support for over 750 children with terminal conditions and their loved ones, so they can enjoy their time together as a family. The charity cares for children with a range of different conditions, some of which are very complex and so rare that they have no name. All money raised from the Tenterden Pumpkin Hunt will go directly to the charity to ensure that it can keep providing the highest level of care.
Katherine Cordrey, Senior Events Executive at Demelza Hospice Care for Children, says: “Our goal is to make sure every child lives the most fulfilling life they can and create lasting memories with their families. Our Tenterden Pumpkin Hunt aims to bring the community together for a day of fun and activities. We were happy to see another successful hunt and enjoyed welcoming families from across Tenterden.”
Jason Stokes, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South East, said: “We are delighted to have sponsored Demelza Hospice Care for Children at their Tenterden Pumpkin Hunt. It is so important for families and communities to come together to create memories and we hope everyone enjoys the afternoon.”