Sidmouth charity’s new kitchen joy

Water leak caused considerable damage

SCORES of elderly residents who value a town charity have been enjoying the results of a major refurbishment - after a water leak caused considerable damage at its 100-year-old base.

Sidmouth Voluntary Services leaders felt they had no option but to replace the entire kitchen at Twyford House and volunteers last Thursday celebrated re-opening the facility, writes Claudia Hall.

More than 30 people a week enjoy inexpensive lunches at the Coburg Road hub.

Twyford House chairman Hilary Hatherley thanked Sidmouth Rugby Club for lending its kitchen to the ‘lunchtime ladies’ while repairs took place.

Charity driving forces dug deep and were helped by various local organisations.

Salcombe Regis Fair and Waitrose were among those to chip in.

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Staff this week hailed their new kitchen as ‘more spacious and modern’ and said it would benefit the charity.

Sidmouth Voluntary Services also runs three minibuses and a transport service which takes elderly residents to medical appointments and on shopping trips.

Hilary appealed for volunteer drivers to help take residents to hospital.

Contact Twyford House on (01395) 515063.