Chilly volunteers working for a Preston charity have received a boost after a heater was donated to them.
Dovedale Pride has recently moved to Oyston Mill in Ashton - but were unable to use it effectively because it wasn’t heated.
However, Dimensions Curriculum a Preston-based company that offers support to primary schools, has handed over a gas heater and have promised to cover fuel costs, ensuring that the volunteers can work in a warm environment.
Dovedale Pride provides school uniforms to children in need, both in the UK and internationally.
They have also recently set up a food bank to provide food for less fortunate families.
The charity relies totally on donations and goodwill and has worked voluntarily for the last ten years to help as many families as possible.
Debbie Clegg and Lynn Fahy Co-Founders of Dovedale Pride said: “We are thrilled with the offer of help from Dimensions.
“We will be able to use the storage unit properly now and it will ensure we can help more families quicker.”
Dimensions Curriculum was set up by Elaine Sutton two years ago with the aim to help schools bring out the best in their pupils. It is now used in more than 250 schools across the country.
Elaine said: “It’s great to see this kind of volunteer work happening in Preston and I really wanted to help.
“The gas heater will, hopefully, make a big difference, especially at this time of the year.
“Dovedale Pride do an amazing job locally and I am glad that here at Dimensions we are able to support this really deserving cause.”