£4K boost to ‘rescue’ centre

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A trustee of Glebe Field Centre in Crich has thanked the people and organisations whose ‘wonderful kindness’ and donations of nearly £4,000 ‘rescued’ the facility.

Councillor Valerie Thorpe said: “Without this help, this functioning kitchen day-care in the community could not flourish.

“Many elderly and vulnerable people would be on their own, the help and daily care, home cooked dinner and companionship makes all the difference to their lives and well being. Thank you to all for being so generous to us and helping us continue our good work. On behalf of Crich Glebe Field Centre, may I sincerely thank the people who came to our rescue in a desperate situation.”

Amber Valley Rotary donated £680 and Derbyshire county councilllor Martin Tomlinson gave £1,000 from his community fund to buy a heavy duty dish washer.

Alfreton Rotary donated £100 and a business friend of cllr Thorpe made a private donation of £500 to buy a new deep freeze. Amanda Bradley made a crisis donation of £1,700.

Cllr Thorpe, who represents Wingfield Ward at Amber Valley Borough Council, said: “This was for an urgently needed double oven catering cooker. Thank you Amanda - you saved us. I must publically thank these very kind people who came to our aid.”