KELPROPERTIES SUPPORTS REBECCA HOUSE CHILDREN’S HOSPICE WITH £100,000 DONATION
Hospice Isle of Man has recently benefitted from a very significant donation made by Kelproperties (IOM) Ltd in direct support of the children’s hospice, Rebecca House. This incredible donation is the second donation to be made to Hospice Isle of Man by Kelproperties (IOM) Ltd of the same amount; £100,000. Read more about their initial donation here.
Rebecca House last year celebrated its 15th anniversary, a significant milestone as it continues to provide vital respite care, therapeutic support and end of life care for children on Island with life limiting illnesses. This care extends not just to the children but also to their family members and close carers, often over many years. For many of the families in our community this is a lifeline service.
The donation by Kelproperties is not only generous but fortuitously comes at a time when Hospice Isle of Man is having to closely monitor and navigate a number of financial challenges. The funds will fully cover the costs of three dedicated nursing team members within Rebecca House for a period of one year. Rebecca House is almost entirely funded by charitable income as Hospice continues to negotiate sustainable funding support from Government.
John Knight, the new Chief Executive of Hospice Isle of Man, said;
“Rebecca House is a fundamental part of the Hospice charity’s wider provision. It provides vital support to children and families and is a service that is almost entirely funded through both our own charitable efforts and the wonderful support of the Island’s community. This donation is not only massively generous but also very timely, helping us to sustain the services of Rebecca House into the immediate future. On behalf of everyone involved at Hospice, I extend our sincere thanks”.
Gary Walker and Marietjie Herbst from Kelproperties said;
“The company, despite considerable holdups with planning for projects on island, has had a fantastic year from our developments and interests across. Our shareholder has a long record of donating profits to charities, particularly to the hospice movement and he is thrilled to be supporting Rebecca House. Indeed this donation is in addition to a previous £100,000 donated to Hospice IoM in recent years.”