Warm welcome to £14,000 donation from the Len Pick Trust

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Clients and staff at a day care centre are celebrating the replacement of an aging heating system thanks to a sizeable donation.

The Butterfield Centre, in North Road has received grants totalling £14,000 from the Len Pick Trust.

In July last year the Len Pick Trusted stepped in with a £4,000 donation after the centre’s heating system flooded the building and forced it to close.

The trust has now assisted in upgrading the whole system.

Chair of the Butterfield Trustees Jane Kingman said: “We were worried that the old boilers were likely to fail at any time and they were also very expensive to run.

“It is great to know that we now have a reliable source of heating in the building, particularly during the current cold spell.

“We are very grateful to the Len Pick Trust for their help and assistance.”

The Butterfield Centre provides a range of services for elderly clients including day care, mobile meals services and domestic help.

Gerry Burrows, chairman of the grant committee of the Len Pick Trust, said: “As well
as offering a range of important facilities and services to the elderly, the centre also provides accommodation for Jeans Youth café and Alternatives Pregnancy Advice Centre and we expect that they too will benefit from cheaper and reliable heating.

“We are delighted to have been able to assist the centre.”