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Welcome donation to Dingley Centre

Greenham-based company English Provender Company selects West Berkshire centre as chosen charity

Dan Cooper

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Welcome donation to Dingley Centre

THE English Provender Company (EPC) has selected Dingley’s West Berkshire centre as its chosen charity of the year.

The EPC, a Greenham-based manufacturer and distributor of sauces, dressings and chutneys, made its first contribution to the charity last week.

Dingley Family and Specialist Early Years Centres provide a place where children – from birth to five – with additional needs and disabilities, can develop skills through play under the supervision of qualified staff.

EPC’s marketing manager Joanne Walsh last week presented the Dingley Centre’s chair, Dave Ormrod, with its first contribution – a cheque for £5,167.

Dingley’s centre manager, Louise Farmer, said: “We are very grateful for their support and we look forward to working together on some exciting new projects.”

In February this year, Dingley officially unveiled its new home in Shaw, marked with a visit from the charity’s patron, Lady Catherine Stevenson.

It heralded the end of a six-year mission to find a new base for the charity, which provides care for West Berkshire children with specialist needs, after it had to leave its premises at Newbury Racecourse due to the major redevelopment there.

A costly refurbishment was undertaken at Shaw Social Club, Poplar Place, to provide a sensory room, disabled toilet facilities, a parents room and landscaped garden space at the site.

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