July 27, 2021

Melia Powell Funeral Services and Keighley Rotary team up to support Staying Put– a local domestic abuse charity

Melia Powell Funeral Services have a long-established premises on the corner of Cavendish Street and Cooke Street, with high profile window frontage.  They have been looking for an opportunity to use some of their window display options to benefit the local community, so approached the Rotary Club of Keighley to see if they could put a window to good community use.

Having discussed ideas, Keighley Rotary are going to use the window to promote topical community projects that the Rotary Club is involved with, and also try and use the window to expand ongoing projects. Janet Pickles, Chair of the Community Action committee of Rotary Club of Keighley said “It is great to be engaging with a local business that wants to support the local community.  This is a great opportunity for us to expand the work that we already do and benefit our community even more”.

The Rotary Club of Keighley has supported the Staying Put charity with their local refuge for a number of years.  One of the support streams is donating support packs for users of the Staying Put services which provide necessary personal care items. It was a great opportunity to use the window to appeal to the wider public to donate such items, with a window display giving an idea of what is being sought.

An ideal pack would contain – soap, flannel/sponge, shower gel, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary items, hand cream, facial wipes.

Martin Mashiter-Coates, Manager of Melia Powell Funeral Services said  “We are a local business that serves the local area in their times of need. The suggestion of the support project for the Staying Put charity is one that all our team are getting behind as it resonates with our culture of helping families at a difficult time”. The staff at Melia Powell are very happy to accept donations during their office opening hours.

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