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Generous donation buys new kitchen for Recycling Lives Charity Preston residence

Posted on - 11th December, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News
Recycling Lives Charity new kitchen
The new kitchen will greatly benefit the residents at the Recycling Lives Charity residential facility

A new kitchen has been donated to Recycling Lives Charity, a residential facility that helps men experiencing homelessness.

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The kitchen has been fitted thanks to a generous donation.

Jewson Partnership Solutions, Onward Homes, Wilsonart UK and ID Surfaces have collaborated to donate fixtures, fittings and labour for the new kitchen and laundry room.

The businesses were keen to make a tangible donation after learning about the charity’s impressive track record of supporting men into full-time work and their own homes. The facility supports dozens of men each year.

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The new kitchen forms part of a large communal area within the facility, which is based in central Preston, alongside a training and games area and 10 en-suite bedrooms.

It provides a stable, supportive environment for men to develop skills, confidence and resilience.

Residents complete a structured six-stage programme where they undertake work placements and overcome personal problems so they are ready to move into a job and permanent residence.

Head of residential, Neil Flanagan (centre), with residents in the new kitchen

Chief Executive of Recycling Lives Charity, Alasdair Jackson, said: “While we’re all doing our bit by staying home, this donation makes home an even nicer place to be for our residents.

“It provides a hub for our men to cook, socialise and support one another as they work towards independence. We’re very grateful for this practical and generous donation.”

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Head of Onward Repairs, Steve Russell, said: “We all have to pull together during these unprecedented times so we offered to help by supplying the labour to install the units and carry out the electrical and plumbing works.

“It’s been a pleasure to offer our support to such a worthy cause.”

The residential charity is one of a number of programmes run by Recycling Lives Charity, alongside rehabilitating ex-offenders, delivering surplus food to charities and communities across Lancashire and Cumbria, and running a community cafe.

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