Rixonway nurses Two Counties back to health with donation
Published by Elizabeth Pokorny for Rixonway Kitchens Limited in Communities
On left Sue Longford, owner manager of Two Counties Nursery, Mayor of Torfaen CBC Councillor Phil Seabourne; Lady Mayoress Mrs Rose Seabourne with a child from the nursery
Two Counties Nursery secures its future thanks to Rixonway Kitchens donation
A nursery in Cwmbran, South Wales, has been able to secure its future, safeguarding jobs and its child care services following a donation by Rixonway Kitchens.
Two Counties Nursery is a not for profit Community Interest Company employing 16 staff looking after up to 46 children. It moved to a new location after receiving notice to vacate its former premises when its building was closed leaving the nursery struggling to convert its new premises due to funding limits. Through Rixonway’s relationship with local housing provider Melin Homes it was able to secure the donated kitchen.
Rixonway, which is the only UK kitchen manufacturer working solely with the social housing sector, has been working with social landlord Melin Homes for the last four years in a contract worth over £600,000 to supply kitchens to social housing properties in South East Wales.
Two Counties Nursery Director, Rick Longford, said: “Finding and converting new premises has been difficult and expensive with all the company’s reserves being used up on building work. Rixonway’s much appreciated donation has enabled us to use the small reserves we had left to provide outside play equipment for the children.
“Rixonway’s generosity has helped us to protect jobs and hopefully secure the healthy future of the nursery whilst enabling us to provide quality care for young children while keeping nursery fees as low as possible.”
Rixonway’s Sales Development Manager Hywel Davies, said: “We are delighted that our donation has made such a difference to the nursery. We’re always keen to support local community projects in the areas where we operate whether it be through supporting local charities, tackling worklessness or reducing our environmental impact in the region.”
This kitchen donation is the latest example of Rixonway’s involvement with community based projects. Recently the company donated a kitchen to Ronald Ross School, Wandsworth as well as the Pontefract Collieries Football Club in South Yorkshire, The Burnt Oak Community Centre in Barnet and The Harrogate Homeless Project in Harrogate, Yorkshire.