A DEWSBURY-based kitchen supplier has donated a kitchen to a West Yorkshire charity.
The kitchen provided by Rixonway Kitchens to Morley Elderly Action will become the central point for community support services to prevent isolation for the over-60s.
The charity helps local members to remain living independently in their own home environment. With a team of 100 volunteers, the charity runs bingo events, computer workshops, carries out home visits, provides a transport scheme and organises events such as afternoon teas.
Carole Law, project manager at Morley Elderly Action, said: “The tea room plays a key role in the centre’s activity, so we are hugely grateful for this essential donation.
“The new work surfaces have provided a lot more room, allowing us to cater for large groups more easily and the dishwasher has been a godsend.
“We’ve received lots of complements from our clients on the new look tea room and hope that through this great transformation we can attract more members.
“We can’t thank Rixonway Kitchens enough!”
David Anderson, sales and marketing director at Rixonway Kitchens, said: “We work hard to support the communities in which we work.
“By supporting local charities, tackling worklessness and reducing our environmental impact in the region.
“We’re delighted that our donation has made such a difference to the service Morley Elderly Action can provide to its users, it’s a vital lifeline to the local people in the area.”
Rixonway’s work with Morley Elderly Action is the latest activity in the company’s corporate social responsibility programme that sees it working with a number of organisations.
They include Women First, part of the Addas Centre, in Ravensthorpe; The Harrogate Homeless Project and the Wellington Hill Residents Association in Leeds.
Rixonway has invested significantly in machinery and the expansion of its manufacturing facility.
The firm delivers more than 12,000 units a week from its plant at Dewsbury.