A Ryedale charity which supports people with mental health issues has been filled with warmth after receiving a donation to buy a brand new cooker for its community cafe.
Staff at the Malton branch of Yorkshire Building Society nominated Next Steps for the donation last month.
“We phoned Next Steps to tell them that we had chosen them as the recipient of our Christmas food collection and had lots of items for them to use within their cafe,” said branch manager Julie Rhodes. “But the charity then told us that they had recently lost their cooker and couldn’t use the food.
“When we heard that the charity was struggling to replace the cooker we wanted to find a way to help so we went straight to the Charitable Foundation who happily provided the funds for a brand new one.
The donation means Next Steps can continue to provide hot meals at its cafe on Church Street, Norton.
A grateful Mike Dixon of Next Steps said: “We’ll be putting it to good use very soon and want to thank all the staff at the branch for their support.”