Demelza wins top website award

    DEMELZA Hospice Care for Children was crowned the winner at the 2017 Digital Awards Champions competition in the schools, education and charity sector.

    The site won the Gold Award for Kent after launching its website last year, thereby qualifying for the final against other regional winners.

    Demelza was one of 15 category award winners selected by public vote and one of only three awarded to Kent-based businesses.

    It then beat two other charities in the final, Alzheimer’s Research UK in Cambridgeshire, and Supershoes by Amasci Creative from Milton Keynes.

    They also overcame three educational institutes, Havering College in Essex, Bishop’s Stortford College of Hertfordshire, and Hemsley Fraser training courses by Lab in Surrey.

    The award was presented to website designer Stuart Hubbard and Communications Officer Jane Shotliff at the British Film Institute on London’s Southbank.

    Demelza’s website was devised by Ipswich-based Itineris Ltd, with a focus on striking imagery and videos under the banner of #ItsAboutLife

    Tessa Paton, Demelza’s Head of Marketing, said: “We wanted to dispel the myth that children’s hospice care is consumed with sadness, so our aim was to produce a vibrant, eye-catching site which captured what Demelza is all about – life.

    “We have allowed the emotive images of our children and our care to do the talking and are absolutely delighted that we have received recognition with both of these awards – first in Kent award and now across the six regions.”

    Visit Demelza’s website at www.demelza.org.uk