Backlog of ex-Olympic kit put to good use


Portable kitchen provider PKL has donated £6,000 to charity following the recent sale of catering equipment used during last year’s London Olympics.

PKL passed the cash on to the Children’s Food Trust, which aims to ensure youngsters eat healthy food.

The Cheltenham-based company has now given £14,000 to the Trust in the last 12 months, having previously written a cheque for £8,000 after selling off surplus ex-Olympic stock.

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“Over recent months we’ve cleared out a backlog of hire kit that has been replaced or upgraded as a result of stock bought by us to facilitate the Olympics,” explained Lee Vines, sales and marketing director at PKL.

“We’ve made this surplus stock available to caterers at great prices – and made a donation for every piece of kit sold – so everyone wins.”

Vines added that the firm has also helped many schools and colleges by selling equipment from the Athletes Village and other London 2012 venues at rock-bottom prices.

He said it has allowed them to buy equipment that would normally be beyond their budget.

“We also hope that many schools benefited by being able to buy this ex-hire equipment at heavily discounted prices. School catering managers can now provide more for their students that they wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise,” commented Vines.

The sale was organised through Mid West Catering, a division of PKL which specialises in selling quality second-hand catering equipment.

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