Proudfoot Donate To Barowcliff Breakfast Club

Proudfoot Donate To Barowcliff Breakfast Club

Barrowcliff Breakfast Club received a charitable donation of £250 from Proudfoot supermarkets this month to help provide a hot meal for local people in the morning during school holidays.

The family-run Proudfoot supermarket group supported the group through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity, which raises funds from the sale of Heritage and Co-op own label products, in addition to funds raised via the four supermarkets’ in-store collecting tins.

Barrowcliff Breakfast Club is based at Wreyfield Drive Methodist Church in Scarborough.

Gill Kirby, member of the church and Barrowcliff Breakfast Club volunteer, said: “Our church is in the middle of the estate - which is one of the most deprived in the country. We thought it would be mainly families coming to the breakfast club but in fact we feed many different people.

“Children up to Year 3 get free school dinners, and breakfasts are also provided in schools, so during the holidays much more money is needed to provide meals, which is why the idea of providing a hot meal arose. “My daughter, who had the initial idea, works in one of the local schools, and understands the needs of the families.

“We serve cereals, fresh fruit, yogurts, toast and preserves, drinks and a hot meal; generally sausages, beans, hash browns and eggs. We also provide jigsaws, newspapers, games, colouring, magazines and lots of people to talk to.”

Valerie Aston, director at the Proudfoot Group, added: “We are delighted to be able to use our Making a Difference Locally funds to support good causes like this in the local area.

“We would like to thank our customers for their continued support, through the in-store collecting tins and purchases of selected products in our stores; as without their support these community donations would not be possible.”