Plumbing and Gas Solutions donates essential supplies to local children's centres



Plumbing and Gas Solutions is passionate about giving back to the community and recently delivered 300 craft packs and 250 sanitary packs to children’s centres across Milton Keynes. It also donated a freezer to one of the centres, to enable staff to store donated supermarket food.

Director Carl Yeomanson and his wife Hayley have lived in Milton Keynes for 40 years and have three children. The couple are passionate about giving back and being able to support the community in which they live and work.

Carl said: “There are lots of children’s centres supporting families that need help in this area, so last October we started by providing packed lunches during the half term lockdown - and our support just continued from there.

“At Christmas we bought and delivered gifts to the different centres. It’s been incredibly rewarding, seeing the great work they do and the essential support they are offering to local families, especially important during these extremely hard times.

“As parents of young children, it is very Important for us to support the centres, so they are in turn able to continue to support our local families.”

Like many organisations, children’s centres have struggled to provide the full range of essential items so desperately needed by families who have been hard hit by this pandemic.

Simone Drewett works at The Windmill Children’s Centre in Milton Keynes which provides a wide range of activities and services for parents/carers and families of babies and children up to the age of five.

Simone Drewett, Enhanced Practitioner said: “The pandemic has provided additional challenges and struggles to the families that rely on our services and as a centre we’ve struggled to raise some of the essential funds we’d usually receive through fundraising events and activities. A huge thank you to Carl, Hayley and the whole team for such invaluable support. The freezer is a real game changer, enabling us to store and freeze food donations so that we can then distribute to families when they need it.”

Carl and his team will continue giving to children’s centres to enable them to support families throughout the year with donations provided by Plumbing and Gas Solutions and its sister company Facilities Management Solutions. They already have plans to provide another freezer to a centre in Bletchley, Easter packs for children in April and essential food supplies to be included in lunches during half term.

If you would like to make a donation please contact Simone at The Windmill Children’s Centre on 01908 312473 or email simone.drewett@milton-keynes.gov.uk

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