Donations boost catering facilities for old folks' group

Post by Tom Williams on 24th December 2012 in General industry, Appliance safety

Donations boost catering facilities for old folks' group

A community centre in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, is celebrating a generous Christmas gift from a regular volunteer and his wife, who have donated a new electric oven for the premises.

The oven was bought by Derek and Julie Rowson, to go along with a new gas cooker, funds for which were raised by other supporters of the Clarke Foley Centre.

A new ventilation and extraction system has completed the refurbishment of the kitchen, which caters for a number of luncheon groups run for local elderly people.

"The cooker is a dream compared to our old one and the ventilation system is wonderful," centre manager Judith Ellis told the Ilkley Gazette.

Among the main beneficiaries will be a luncheon club which caters for local people aged over 70.

Coffee bar manager and lunch club organiser Hilary Greaves added that the money raised and gift had helped ensure that the centre's facilities complied with current regulations which stipulated that the new cooker had to be used in conjunction with an automatic ventilation system and a mechanism to cut off the gas supply in an emergency.

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