Christmas Kindness Funding supports local community kitchen and warm hub

21 December 2023
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A £320 Christmas Kindness Campaign donation to Kibworth’s Welcome Kitchen will help them continue giving local residents a warm welcome.

Our annual Christmas Kindness Campaign will see Platform Housing Group donate £60,000 to support local warm hubs, food banks, specialist organizations, and charities in our communities to help sprinkle a little Christmas cheer.

Clare Durnin, Executive Director (Corporate Resources) at Platform Housing Group, said, “It’s great that Platform can support organizations like the Welcome Kitchen who run in the heart of our local communities, offering a vital lifeline to people who are experiencing daily and ongoing challenges.

“Warm Hubs were rapidly established in 2022 in response to the cost-of-living crisis, and it quickly became apparent that opening doors to provide a warm welcome and informal chat had a massive positive impact and improved people’s lives, which is why it’s so important that we continue to offer support.”

The Welcome Kitchen sessions are held in Kibworth Grammar School Hall, and everybody is welcome to take part and enjoy the company of others in a warm, heated environment to share a bowl of hot soup and a buttery roll.

Geraldine Burns from the Welcome Kitchen said, “The Kibworth Community Hub is honored to be able to host the Welcome Kitchen and proud to be involved.

“We are very grateful for this donation which will go a long way to support and enhance the work of The Welcome Kitchen in providing hot food and soup for the residents of Kibworth, as well as giving them a warm place to come and meet other people. Our residents are very grateful for the work that we do and, on their behalf, we would like to express our thanks.”


Photo caption: (Left to right) David Walker-Smith is pictured with Platform Housing Group’s Corporate Resources Executive Director, Clare Durnin, along with Beverley Taylor and Martyn Wyburn from the Welcome Kitchen receiving the £320 donation.