A Burnley foodservice business has turned up the heat on its charitable donations – and given an oven to a local charity in need.
Award-winning Birchall Foodservice, based on Burnley Bridge Business Park, presented the industrial oven worth £500 to the Pyramid Self Help Group, who meet at the Gannow Community Centre, Adamson Street, Burnley.
Pyramid is Lancashire's leading mental health and wellbeing group, and the oven will be used to provide lunch three days a week (around 50 meals in total, to adults with mental health issues. The oven is available to any group using the centre.
Glen Back, Group chairman, said: "We would all like to thank Birchalls for their very generous donation of an oven. We serve around 60 hot meals every week, which would be impossible without this oven."
Peter Dunn, development officer, Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale Council for Voluntary Services, BPRCVS, added: “Everybody who uses the kitchen has commented on the benefits to having the oven, it is definitely an asset to the kitchen and to the centre.”
Justin Birchall, managing director of Birchall Foodservice, which won the Red Rose Employee of the Year 2016 award, said: “We have very close links with a number of charities in Burnley and are more than happy to help out wherever we can.
“The Pyramid Self Help Group provides a vital lifeline to some of the most vulnerable people in our community.”