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.


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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.

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