Ringstead Social Club Kitchen Facility
The quaint village of Ringstead, Northamptonshire, has benefitted from a generous donation from local business Mick George Ltd, to the value of £13,695 that has permitted the purchase and installation of a brand new kitchen facility within the villages social club.
The club which has been in the village for over 100 years, is recognised as a vital amenity for residents to regularly congregate, creating a welcoming community environment. Originally a working Men’s Club, the current committee has in recent times been working tirelessly to gain financial support to keep the club solvent, as well as completing major refurbishment works.
The improved catering facilities consist of all the mod-cons’ you would associate with a modern kitchen, including; cupboard and sink units, work-tops, dishwasher, hand basin, water heaters and much more.
The inaugural event to utilise the new premises, will be the Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning planned for the 29th September, which is anticipated to be a hugely successful occasion. Future plans include creating a family fun day as part of the village annual handicrafts and produce show.
This venue will extend its availability, to Youth Clubs and Christmas parties, as well private functions, and social meetings for pool, skittles and darts teams, all of which are hoped to generate additional funds that will help towards sustaining the Clubs’ future.
Another project that has recently taken advantage of the funding opportunity from Mick George Ltd, was at Weldon Cricket Club, whereby newly installed wicket covers have been added to improve the playing surface for the large user base throughout the county.
Jackie Acornley, Committee Member at Ringstead Village Social Club said: ‘’The kitchen looks amazing thanks to the grant provided by the Mick George Community Fund. With facilities to enable us to provide food and refreshments, the Club can now host more activities and events, expanding as a community venue.’’
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’As a business, we have a longstanding relationship with the local community of Ringstead, and remain extremely grateful for their ongoing support during the time we’ve operated from a nearby site.’’
Stump Continued: ‘’To show our gratitude, we have always endeavoured to offer our assistance in both practical and financial terms where feasible, to enhance or develop local amenities that will improve the surroundings for local residents. We hope that this is just another development that will be well received ’’