Kenwood hosts party for its local children’s charity

Staff based at Kenwood, The De’Longhi Group’s UK Head Office in Havant, recently hosted a party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its local children’s charity, Over The Wall.

Havant MP, Alan Mak, attended the event, alongside members of the Over The Wall team, former campers, volunteers and camper families, with members of the Kenwood team providing food, fun and games. Many of the children in attendance had severe allergies, which Kenwood specially catered for.

One of the global leaders in food preparation, kitchen and coffee machines, Kenwood presented a cheque to the charity for £2,600 and celebrated the partnership between themselves and the charity.  

Having recently named Over The Wall (also based in Havant) as its charity of the year, Kenwood is raising funds to support the free residential camps for children with serious illness, that the charity provides. 

In addition to the party, Kenwood has volunteered at Over The Wall’s camps, by unloading and unpacking lorries of resources, medical supplies and equipment and running activities with the children to create their own Kenwood products and mixer designs. Kenwood staff will also get involved in various other fundraising challenges throughout the year with a target to raise £10,000.

The ‘Giving Something Back’ team sponsor at Kenwood, Alan Cummings, said: “We are delighted that the employees of Kenwood chose Over The Wall to be our Charity of the Year. This event is a wonderful example of the joint benefits that our partnership brings, and we have enjoyed welcoming the families and volunteers to Kenwood to celebrate this landmark anniversary.” 

Kevin Mathieson, CEO at Over The Wall, added: “Kenwood’s support has been fantastic, and we are truly honoured to be their chosen charity. This year is especially important as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Since 1999 we have taken over 8,000 children to camp, so it’s wonderful that we can celebrate our achievements with Kenwood, whose support will allow even more children and families affected by childhood illness, to enjoy our camps.”