Keighley Town Council are thrilled to be supporting the marvellous team at Ma Kelly’s Kitchen this Christmas! Ma Kelly’s have been working continuously since March to support elderly, vulnerable and isolated residents across Keighley with food parcels.
In November they started a Just Giving page to raise a significant about of money to provide hampers for the 175+ people they have been supporting. Having approached Keighley Town Council, there was no hesitation in giving our support. £3,000 has been provided by the town council meaning they now only have a small amount left to raise. They are also working alongside local supermarkets and have had donations from members of the public.
Alongside the funds to support the food parcels, Ma Kelly’s were also approached to see if they could support our Community Development Initiative ‘Festive Craft Bags’. This is a project aimed at older, isolated people. Ma Kelly’s happily agreed and will be delivering the packs alongside the food hampers.
This has created a really positive outcome, for Ma Kelly’s Kitchen, the Festive Craft Bags Project and most importantly the residents that will receive this much needed festive cheer.
Deputy Mayor Julie Adams, who is volunteering her time to help deliver the food hampers and Festive Craft Bags says, ‘As many people are aware, Keighley Town Council would normally cater for around 200 elderly residents over the Christmas period and provide a traditional Christmas lunch. As this is not possible this year we have partnered with Ma Kelly’s Kitchen who will be delivering Christmas hampers of food on our behalf to many of the elderly residents in the parish together with a Christmas activity craft pack of goodies. We are delighted to be able to still do something for the elderly residents of the town in these very exceptional circumstances’.
Pictured: Cllr Julie Adams, Tracey Turner, Dyan Isherwood and Kelly Turner.