Welwyn Garden City charity receives four-figure donation
PUBLISHED: 15:00 19 March 2016
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.”