Charity support earns gold award for Swale Heating

A leading Kent-based heating firm says it is “humbled” to have been honoured at the Demelza Business Awards 2017.

Swale Heating, one of the largest independent heating installers in the UK, was presented with the Gold Outstanding Corporate Supporter award last week for its continued partnership with the children’s hospice charity.

Earlier this year, Swale Heating made a donation of £26,000 worth of TV advertising air-time to give the charity the opportunity to promote their services on mainstream television for the first time. It was seen approximately 42,000 times a week, helping to rapidly increase not only the awareness of Demelza’s work, but to encourage donations from a wider audience.

Swale Heating’s Sales Director Matthew Edwards said: “We were humbled to be considered for the award, let alone win.

“We’re immensely proud of our work with Demelza, and the groundbreaking steps taken this year to get a Demelza TV advert on air across London and the south east. We will continue to donate airtime to allow Demelza to broaden their reach.”

The Demelza logo is featured across Swale Heating’s advertising material, including a recent campaign on the London transport network, while also being displayed prominently on its fleet of vans.

Matthew Edwards, who himself was nominated for individual supporter of the year, continues: “Demelza is an amazing charity that helps families cope with caring for a very sick child or one with complex needs, and we support them by servicing their heating free of charge and displaying their logo on our vans.

It is the second time in five years that Swale Heating’s commitment to the charity has been recognised, having been voted winner of the Corporate Gift in Kind category at the 2013 Demelza Business Awards.

Ryan Campbell, Demelza CEO, said: “Everything Demelza has and everything we do is a product of the generosity of the community.

“It has been a great year for Demelza as we continue to grow and expand our services, reaching more children and families. We really couldn’t do this without the continued help from all of our outstanding business supporters, like Swale Heating.

“We are exceptionally proud of them all, helping us through direct funding, gifts of time or goods, and just being incredible ambassadors for our charity.”

To find out more about Demelza Hospice, visit www.demelza.org.uk