Kingsley Healthcare launches community charity initiative to mark its 20th anniversary year
Kingsley Healthcare the national care homes group has agreed a major sponsorship deal with East Anglia-based charity The Benjamin Foundation which supports homeless young people and disadvantaged families.
During the course of the summer 2019, all Kingsley’s care homes in East Anglia will hold fund-raising events for the foundation, which is also celebrating a landmark year, its 25th anniversary.
Meanwhile, residents at the homes will support the charity’s anniversary art project by decorating pottery butterflies for two massive installations, using 25,000 of the butterflies, at two venues in Norfolk.
Kingsley CEO Daya Thayan has also made a significant donation to the charity’s £100,000 anniversary appeal.
Mr Thayan said: “Kingsley started in East Anglia when we bought our first care home in Lowestoft so we thought it was fitting to support a local charity in our anniversary year.
“We are delighted to be supporting the Benjamin Foundation; we see in it the same values and a similar vision to our own charity, the Lotus Foundation.”
He added that Kingsley would also be seeking to support community-based charities in other parts of England during the year.
Colin Lang, the charity’s special projects and events manager, said: “We are thrilled that Kingsley has agreed to support us in such an important year for both of us.”
The Benjamin Foundation was founded in 1994 by Richard and Vanessa Draper in memory of their son Ben who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident.
The charity has spread out from north Norfolk to make a positive difference to children, young people and their families across Norfolk and Suffolk.
CAPTION: Colin Lang, left, and Daya Thayan, third left, with other members of the Kingsley head office team.