Money served up on a plate for West Sussex club

An organisation for elderly people in Pulborough is set to receive a substantial grant, which will enable it to upgrade its existing kitchen facilities.

West Sussex County Council has pledged £6k to the Pulborough Lunch Club. The money will enable it to improve its kitchen by adding a new sink, more storage, and a brand new industrial dishwasher, which will make life much easier for the volunteers and the elderly people they serve. This will also ensure that the space will be able to rival the UK’s best kitchens, from Chester to Chichester.

Pulborough Community Care Association applied for a grant in September, 2014, and has recently found out that its application to the local council had been accepted.

The club is held at Pulborough Village Hall and provides a hot meal to elderly people within the community, as well as from nearby Nutbourne and West Chiltington, every Wednesday.

Speaking to West Sussex Today, Ann Kaiser, the club’s manager, commented:

“It’s going to such a help. I’ve been running the club for one and half years now and I thought if we could get something that helps us and other users, it would be wonderful.”

Kaiser also talked about the organisation’s current dishwasher, which is more than 15 years old and so is no longer fit for purpose. The grant will enable the club to purchase a machine that does not require items to be lifted in and out, making life much easier for the volunteers, who often have to wash up for 50-60 people at a time.

Posted by Peter
January 26, 2015
Community kitchens

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