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Carecent – Professional Service donated to community cause

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LHL Group are proud to be supporting Carecent with their much needed refurbishment Project. We recognise that we can make a positive contribution in our Community and make a real difference by focusing our high level service on a well deserving cause. LHL Group have provided Project delivery services free of charge to ensure that Carecent make the most of their donation funded refurbishment.


Carecent is a breakfast centre that opens 6 days a week, Monday – Saturday within York Methodist Church on St Saviourgate and provides food, clothing, toiletries and friendship in a clean and friendly environment. The Charity which depends on funding from churches and the community and is also run by volunteers, was established more than 30 years ago and is an initiative of York Methodist circuit.


The funds for this Project have been raised by generous donations from members of the public and local organisations, fundraising is ongoing to equip and furnish the refurbished spaces.Carecent will now be able to greatly enhance the range of services it provides after LHL Group deliver the Project to transform and modernise the existing space.


York based Contractor CG Construction and Restoration Ltd have been appointed to undertake the works and are currently working closely with LHL Group to deliver the Project early and under budget.


The work will see a new kitchen and food preparation area created along with a much improved dining area.  There will also be a shower room and a substantial food and clothing store.  The work is due for completion in June 2018.


John Denton from LHL Group commented “This is a fantastic opportunity to utilise our expertise and help an hard working local organisation achieve the most out of the building they have, we are fortunate that we are in a position to balance a charitable donation with our healthy and sustainable Commercial standing”.


Nicky Gladstone from Carecent added “Our existing space has served us well for more than 30 years, and during this time we have served thousands of breakfasts and offered many hours of respite to York’s vulnerable, homeless and socially excluded community. However, there are lots of additional necessities that we want to offer, such as toilets and a shower, as well as various activities if we had a more flexible space. So we are extremely grateful that so many businesses have joined forces to help us embark on this Project. There is no doubt it will transform the services that we offer and make a huge difference to lots of people’s lives in York”.


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