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Yorkshire Water raises almost £1,000 for local Bradford charity

Yorkshire Water staff have raised £938.98 for local charity, Bradford Community Kitchen, which provides a hot cooked meal to the homeless in the city.

Colleagues at its Western House HQ held a Christmas Jumper day, a bake sale and had a Fortnum and Mason hamper donated to raffle for the charity.

The money raised will help provide funds for the kitchen which feeds 80-150 homeless visitors every Sunday between 3pm and 5pm. The charity also collects donated clothes, provides a food bank type of service while also helping people get off the street and back on their feet.

Yorkshire Water Customer Insight Manager, Donna Hildreth, who ran the appeal, said: “It was a pleasure for us to help a cause which gives so much and makes a real difference in the community.

“Colleagues have been extremely supportive, not least Internal Communications Assistant, Alison Hipkin who drummed up support for the charity across it the Head Quarters site and Sharron Foulds who also volunteers at the kitchen.

“Our sister company Safemove also contributed £100 and will also have the Bradford Community Kitchen as one of its nominated charities this year.”

Abdul Satar from Bradford Community Kitchen, said: “Bradford Community Kitchen is overwhelmed with the support it has received from Yorkshire Water and Safemove, be it financially or by volunteering at the kitchen.

“We would like to thank all our sponsors (Regal Food Products PlC, Pakistan Catering, Sunrise Catering, Sweet Centre, Good &Co Solicitors, Kamrans Solicitors, Rajas, Tesco, Manjaro’s Morrisons and Sovereign Health Care) and volunteers for their continued support without you this Kitchen would not be possible.”

For more information about the Bradford Community Kitchen, go to their Facebook page.

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