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Kingdom guard walks to raise funds for NHS

clip_image002Kingdom was proud to support the recent fundraising activities of one of their colleagues. David Lench, who is one of Kingdom’s retail security guards at the Cooperative stores in Westcliff on Sea, took part in a 7km sponsored walk on Sunday 18th September 2016 to raise money for Southend Hospital.

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust cares for more than 380,000 patients each year. It’s the local hospital for the Southend area and beyond, providing a wide range of acute services and specialising in cancer care.

Southend Hospital Charity raises funds to help make a difference for their patients. They make sure all the money donated benefits the specific ward or department that it was designated for, thus helping to provide state-of-the-art medical equipment, improve patient and staff amenities and fund vital research.

Each September the charity arranges a sponsored walk, called Walk for the Wards, along Southend seafront as part of their fundraising activities. The walkers can choose which ward or department they would like the money they raise to go towards.

Kingdom was pleased to sponsor David, who wore a curly blond wig to take part (fancy dress was optional!) and who chose the Margaret Broom maternity ward to receive the funds he raised. Other popular choices including the Neptune Children’s Ward and the Keyhole Cancer Appeal.

For more information about the Southend Hospital Charity, please visit www.southendhospitalcharity.co.uk. If you would like to help David with his fundraising efforts and by doing so help Southend Hospital’s maternity ward, please visit David’s JustGiving page - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/David-Lench.

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Kingdom believes that it is crucial to their core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. They want to achieve financial success, but also want to create value for their stakeholders - from shareholders to customers, colleagues to business partners, and society as a whole. Corporate responsibility informs everything they do, and is deeply embedded in their core company values. These values influence their approach to work and guide the way they treat their colleagues, their customers and grow their business.

Innovative, independent and driven to explore new ways, Kingdom successfully manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard specialising in security, cleaning and environmental protection. Our national network of regional support offices manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard, benchmarked by all the major UK quality accreditation bodies.

Established in 1993 and operating nationally, commercial and service strength supported with organic and acquisition growth has seen Kingdom become one of the largest independently owned companies in the UK within their areas of service expertise. Commercially strong they have a strategy to continually grow and strengthen by expanding their services and offering a complete support service to their customers.

Kingdom take a fresh approach to the support services market: adapting to the proliferation of new technologies and emerging security threats, whilst also offering their customers a leaner, smarter and more connected way of working.

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