Rixonway Kitchens kits out Pontefract Football Club with kitchen donation
Published by Rebecca Jackson for Rixonway Kitchens Limited in Communities
Pontefract Pirates’ Manager Trevor Waddington has a half time drink with the players
Dewsbury-based Rixonway Kitchens, one of the leading manufacturers working in affordable and social housing, has donated a kitchen to Pontefract Collieries Football Club.
Rixonway, the only UK kitchen manufacturer working solely with the social housing sector, donated the kitchen when it learnt that the football club’s catering facilities had been badly damaged in a fire.
A number of teams use the Pontefract Collieries Football Club facilities including the Pontefract Pirates, teams for adults and children with learning difficulties. Performance Ensemble ‘The Company’, the newly crowned 2011 Drum Corps Europe champions, also use the facilities at the club to rehearse.
Rixonway provided a kitchen from its Trieste range in beech which was chosen by the football club.
Guy Nottingham, Chairman of Pontefract Collieries Football Club said: “The new kitchen has made such a difference. We’ve been coping with just a kettle to provide refreshments for our teams since the fire and we are thrilled that we now have facilities to be proud of.”
The completion of the kitchen installation coincided with a charity event for the Prince of Wales Hospice which raised nearly £2500 and saw a Hospice Select 11 play Leeds United Legends, who featured current Leeds Manager Simon Grayson, with the match referred by World Cup referee Howard Webb.
Paul Rose, Chief Executive of Rixonway Kitchens, said: “It’s always great to see a donation have such a positive impact on a community. We consciously support the communities in which we operate whether it be through supporting local charities, tackling worklessness or reducing our environmental impact in the region. We’re delighted to hear the kitchen has made such a difference.”
Local electrician Colin Waddington completed the kitchen by installing lighting and providing all the electrical works to get the kitchen up and running.
This kitchen donation is the latest example of Rixonway’s involvement with community based projects. Recently the company donated a kitchen to The Burnt Oak Community Centre, Barnet as well as The Harrogate Homeless Project in Harrogate, Yorkshire and to the Edgeley Children’s Play Centre in Stockport, Lancashire.
Formed in 1978, Yorkshire-based Rixonway Kitchens has over 30 years’ experience in supplying kitchens to affordable housing and the public sector and is the only UK kitchen manufacturer dedicated to community regeneration.