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Industry News 2017-01_stove-comm-kitchens

Published on January 18th, 2017 | by The GC Team

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Stoves names Community Kitchens winners

The latest winners of the Stoves Community Kitchens campaign – a projects fund launched by the British cooking appliance brand to help transform the kitchen facilities of community groups and charities – have been revealed after 2,500 votes were cast in a public Facebook poll.

The £20,000 campaign attracted almost 200 nominations.

The first prize of £5,000 worth of Stoves cooking appliances of the winner’s choice went to the Moorland Community Centre in Splott, Cardiff, which provides hot food and company for older people within the community. The win means the Centre can replace its old appliances to improve the support it provides to the public.

Dorothy Templeman, Manager at the Community Centre, said: “We’re really grateful to everyone who took the time to vote for us and we are really looking forward to receiving our appliances, which will really add to the efficiency of the service we offer to the older folk in the community and make our kitchen a more attractive and functional place.”

South Tyneside-based charity Hospitality and Hope, which provides grassroots support to the homeless and deprived, operating soup kitchens, food and clothing banks and offering shower and laundry facilities, finished in second place, winning £3,000 of appliances. The charity will use the appliances to help fit out its new community café.

Third-place winner Tees Valley-based community and schools project Little Sprouts CIC will use the £2,000 of appliances it won to support a community café for homeless people in Stockton. Little Sprouts delivers cooking workshops within the community and the new café will provide low cost, home cooked meals for vulnerable people.

“Community projects which provide support, care, comfort and activities play a vital role in towns, cities and villages across the country and we are delighted to be able to help some of them in a small way,” said Jonathan Casley, Managing Director of Stoves parent company Glen Dimplex Home Appliances.

“We continue to be astounded by the volume of entries that Community Kitchens generates and are very touched by some of the work these organisations do. We look forward to continuing to support them in the next phase of Community Kitchens.”

Stoves Community Kitchens will reopen for new applications in March 2017.

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