Children’s hospice refurbished

Just 12 months after it installed windows and doors in a new extension at Demelza Hospice Care for Children’s Eltham hospice, The Window Company (Contracts) has helped the charity out again by repairing and refurbishing all of the fire doors at its hospice in Sittingbourne, Kent.

Demelza provides specialist care and emotional support for children with terminal conditions, whether in family homes across East Sussex or in the family hospices in Sittingbourne and Eltham.

Demelza can help families and their loved ones enjoy their time together, for as long as they have.

With fire safety currently under such intense national and local scrutiny, The Window Company (Contracts) has ensured that all 110 doors in the children’s hospice now meet the most up-to-date requirements.

The commercial window and door specialist, based in Chelmsford, had one of its own experienced carpenters on site at the hospice for two weeks carrying out repairs, ranging from packing hinges and re-lipping, to fitting new door stops and replacing intumescent strips.

All of the work was provided free of charge and within a very tight timeframe to make sure there was minimal disruption to the work of the hospice and to the seriously ill children and their families who use its facilities.

Rob Petre, managing director at The Window Company (Contracts), said: “Our team are experts at this kind of fire safety work, and it was a real pleasure to be able to donate some of that that expertise to such a truly worthy cause.”

Claire Ellis-Waghorn, deputy director of fundraising at Demelza, said: “We are really grateful to the team from The Window Company (Contracts). We know that lots of careful planning goes into making sure a project like this runs like clockwork and they impressed us once again with their efficiency and commitment.”

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