Meiko donates dishwasher to charity

Meiko has supplied Croydon-based charity, Family Centre, with an ECO530 dishwasher following an appeal by a local police officer.

PC Ricky Phillips, a Fieldway Ward Officer, knew about Meiko’s charity donation programme and wrote to the company to see if it could help when he found that Family Centre’s dishwasher had broken down.

The charity’s location in New Addington is one of the most deprived areas in the southeast and The Family Centre offers a range of support services to families living locally including cookery and home baking courses.

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“A dishwasher is crucial to help the running of the charity,” explained Elaine James, health and wellbeing officer. “Our daily lunch club supports families living on a low income. Once a week we run The Birchwood club for the over 50s, offering a healthy homemade meal for £3.50 including drinks and activities. We can serve 60 meals in a day and we also have to handle the washing up from the cookery courses we run.”

Meiko’s ECO530 front loading machine can handle up to 30 baskets per hour, plus chemicals and installation. James added: “Now we have a fantastic new machine and my hands are soft again! Meiko’s generosity is very much appreciated.”

Small electric items of equipment are also urgently needed to help with the education programme, including food mixers, hand mixers, bread makers and blenders. For more information contact familycentre.fieldway@virgin.net

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