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£2,500 – MICRO FUND – FEB 2017

This application was to further support the centre’s provision of meals to the local community by purchasing and installing a dishwasher. The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) feels that under-investment puts elderly people at risk and places unnecessary pressure on the NHS – meals services can help prevent hospital admissions and extend the time residents can live at home.

The grant provided most of the funding for the installation of a dishwasher to benefit the community. Hundreds of villagers attend functions at Noddfa Community Centre and the dishwasher made a significant difference. Since installation they have held an Italian night, a Faggots and Peas dinner, Afternoon Tea and Christmas dinner and the dishwasher eased the work of the volunteers at all of these functions. The dishwasher is used at 6-10 major events each year but also smaller weekly events such as coffee morning, Bingo and Friday club.

Our volunteers can spend more time with the residents and enjoying the function instead of being in the kitchen….It has helped increase our service to include breakfasts. Our 30 or so volunteers and the committee have benefitted by improving how quickly and easily we can serve and clear up after functions.” – Steve English

Marvellous. Brilliant, when it’s busy. Very handy when we’ve got functions and coffee morning.” – Rita Clackworthy Volunteer