Welwyn Garden City charity receives four-figure donation

PUBLISHED: 15:00 19 March 2016

De Havilland Fund trustee Robert Kirkby, Desiree Zimmerman from Isabel Hospice and DHF trustee Nick Nendrick

De Havilland Fund trustee Robert Kirkby, Desiree Zimmerman from Isabel Hospice and DHF trustee Nick Nendrick

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A Welwyn Garden City-based charity has received a four-figure donation from the de Havilland Fund.

DHF helped de Havilland ex-employees who became ill or suffered in old age, and has been distributing donations to charities locally and nationwide since the 1930s.

Having not received a claim for two years, DHF donated its remaining £9,679 to Isabel Hospice.

The charity supports adults with life limiting illnesses, and hospice fundraising development manager, Desiree Zimmerman, said: “We are delighted with this donation which could fund our community visits by the team of 12 Isabel nurse specialists for 3 days, ensuring patients and their families are cared for at home, as is their wish.”

DHF trustee Robert Kirkby said: “This £9,679 is the residue of the trust money after 80 years of good deeds and we would like it to go to Isabel Hospice, which has a philosophy of local care for local people, much like de Havilland himself.”


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