Debbie Kemp, Senior Lecturer Retail and Enterprise, Head of Employability and Placements at Kent Business School (KBS) has proudly accepted a Non-Executive Director role as a Trustee for Demelza House Hospice, an amazing Kent-based charity.
Demelza House provides specialist care and emotional support for children with terminal conditions and their loved ones, so they can enjoy their time together as a family, for as long as they have. They care for children with a range of different conditions, some of which are very complex and so rare, they have no name. Every year Demelza’s work is a lifeline to over 750 children and their families throughout Kent, South East London and East Sussex.
As a charity, Demelza is almost entirely dependent on the generosity of their supporters to provide the funds that keep these services going. These are raised through events, donations, the lottery and the twenty-eight charity shops.
As Chair of the Trading Board Debbie will support the Retail and Lottery team to grow the income they generate to support the Hospices, which aligns with Debbie’s industry background in Retail Management and her teaching at KBS.
Debbie added “having completed the Kent MBA recently I wanted to apply my knowledge and support the Universities civic mission to give back in our local community. I hope to involve other staff and students to explore fundraising opportunities as well as student projects, volunteering and placements within Demelza”.