Store steps in from the cold

Gordon Brown, left, and Patricia Ingle, right, from WRVS meals on wheels thank Morrisons deputy manager amanda Sumpton, centre, for emergency use of the superstore's -18c freezer warehouse! Picture by Andrew Higgins  115026   13/12/11
Gordon Brown, left, and Patricia Ingle, right, from WRVS meals on wheels thank Morrisons deputy manager amanda Sumpton, centre, for emergency use of the superstore's -18c freezer warehouse! Picture by Andrew Higgins 115026 13/12/11

THERE really was cold comfort on offer from Morrisons when the WRVS walk-in freezer broke down.

The superstore offered the organisation the use of its cold storage so it could keep its meals and wheels service going.

“WRVS provide hot and frozen meals to the older people of North Yorkshire. We deliver 150 meals a day in the Scarborough/Whitby area seven days a week, 365 days of the year,” said Bernadette Brown, WRVS locality manager for the county.

“The service includes a safe and well check which is extremely important especially at this time of the year with the onset of the winter weather, our staff and volunteers are fully trained in spotting any potential problems and dealing with them

“The service is imperative for the vulnerable of our community and thanks to Morrisons we were able to continue the service with very little disruption.”

If you think you would benefit from a tasty hot meal and would like more information about WRVS services telephone Ros or Kris on 01723 582329

If you would like to volunteer and can spare anything from a few hours a month to a few hours a day contact 01723 582329.