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Event: Black tie ball for Demelza Children’s Hospice


Manorcourt Homecare, part of the Healthcare Homes Group, is inviting members of the local community to buy tickets for a Black Tie Ball at the Parkhill Hotel, near Lowestoft in Suffolk, to help raise funds and support for the local Demelza Children’s Hospice.

The black tie ball event will take place on Friday September 23rd from 7pm until late. Tickets are available for adults and children and will cost £10 and £5 respectively. As well as a buffet, the evening will include live music entertainment from a band called the Austin Beats, a photo booth that will provide free instant photos, a bouncy castle, a popcorn machine and a candyfloss stall. To help raise extra funds, there will also be a raffle with a superb star prize of two return flights to New York, kindly donated by Virgin Atlantic.

The Demelza Children’s Hospice has a particularly poignant place in the heart of Janice King, operations director at Manorcourt Homecare, since it is a charity that supported her grandson, Marshall, before he sadly died in December last year at the age of twelve.

“My grandson Marshall was born with acute needs which meant he was faced with issues such as blindness and brain development issues”, explains Janice. “As a result of his needs, he attended the Demelza Hospice for at least 10-14 days a year to benefit from their fantastic range of therapies and support. The hospice was a huge help not only to Marshall, but also to his mother, my daughter. ”

Janice recalls: “My daughter would attend the Demelza Hospice with Marshall and this would give her support while at the same time offering Marshall a range of therapies and activities that really made a difference. He loved swimming. His face would light up when he went into the water. His real pleasure though, being able to hear, was music. It’s a real honour that Manorcourt is supporting this charity, which has a very special place in my heart.”

The Demelza Hospice is a children’s hospice charity in the south east of the UK, providing vital care to families across Kent, East Sussex and South East London. They provide compassionate and expert care for babies, children and young people who have life-threatening or life-limiting conditions, whilst providing essential services and support for their families.

The event has also received the kind support from a number of local businesses, and is sponsored by Worldwide Site Services Ltd, Autotech Garage Services and Manorcourt Homecare.

To buy tickets for the black tie ball event, contact Hannah Barley. Further information on the charity can be found on the Demelza website.

Manorcourt Homecare is a division of the Healthcare Homes group and specialises in providing care services for people who wish to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.

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