Gregg’s store manager Maxine Stone presents a cheque to Margaret Nuttall, a volunteer from Ladybrook Community Centre, after Gregg’s Community Foundation awarded £1,000 to help to develop the Community Cafe Service. The cafe offers ‘affordable meals in a welcoming environment for the community’.
It provides an opportunity for individuals and groups of people to meet informally, enjoy a drink or a meal - reducing isolation and increasing confidence. The Cafe also has volunteers who make a big contribution to the project and supporting the Community Centre to continue to be a part of people’s lives.
Karen Padleszewski, of Gregg’s Community Foundation, said: “Staff work hard in the Mansfield store to fundraise with an emphasis on local charities and the customers have supported generously to make it possible’.
Sharron Reynolds, manager of Ladybrook Enterprises Ltd, added: “It is getting harder and harder to get support from business for local projects with many taking the easy option of adopting national charities, whilst we too have supported national charities at some of our events,
“It is reassuring to know that local charities are not forgotten. This project will make a big difference to our volunteers and those accessing the Community Cafe. A big thanks to Gregg’s, its staff and customers.”