KIMS Hospital, Maidstone put on their first ever Summer Family Fun Day with all proceeds raised going to their Charity of the Year, Heart of Kent Hospice. With a carnival atmosphere and the opportunity for staff, friends and family to join in the fun, KIMS Hospital raised over £1,000.
Claire Whybrew, Corporate Partnership Manager at Heart of Kent Hospice says, “The team at KIMS are always challenging themselves in their fundraising efforts. What a fantastic achievement, the atmosphere was really welcoming and the generosity of all those involved is greatly appreciated.”
Staff at KIMS Hospital organised their own stalls which ranged from pin the heart on the skeleton to a cake stall to running mini sports day events. The catering team laid on a feast of healthy salads and bbq meat. Local companies donated prizes for the raffle, local musician Ian Ingles played live music and face painters created beautiful designs on both children and adults. The executive team took part in wet sponge throwing and the theatre team wowed with laparoscopy game that may have helped identify surgeons of the future. People were encouraged to make a small donation at the different stalls which raised £1,048.07 for Heart of Kent Hospice.
Simon James, CEO KIMS Hospital comments, “We put a lot of emphasis on our people at KIMS Hospital and having a family fun day where we can show our friends and family where we work and introduce them our colleagues is all part of our one team approach. Everyone worked very hard to make this a great day. I am proud of our team who continue to support Heart of Kent Hospice, our Charity of the Year, giving donations generously and raising a huge amount of money for them as part of our commitment to supporting the people of Kent.”
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