Ely business pledge their support for Witchford-based Community Larder

PUBLISHED: 12:43 30 November 2018

Hughes Electrical has stepped in to support a new initiative in Ely which has been launched to help the most vulnerable in the community. Kevin Cross and Ruth Marley. Picture: HUGHES

Hughes Electrical has stepped in to support a new initiative in Ely which has been launched to help the most vulnerable in the community. Kevin Cross and Ruth Marley. Picture: HUGHES

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An electrical shop in Ely has stepped in to support a community initiative that will help the most vulnerable in the community.

Ruth’s daughter, Tashi, is also doing her bit to help others by selling her homemade lollipops called Positive Pops at the centre. Picture: RUTH MARLEYRuth’s daughter, Tashi, is also doing her bit to help others by selling her homemade lollipops called Positive Pops at the centre. Picture: RUTH MARLEY

The ‘Community Larder,’ based at the Witchford Recycling Centre on Sterling Way, is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday where businesses or individual people can donate food items.

These are then used to support charities feeding the most vulnerable people in Ely and the surrounding area.

Now Hughes, with a shop on the High Street, has stepped in to donate a fridge to enable the Community Larder, founded by Ely hero winner Ruth Marley, to store perishable items.

“We are very impressed with what Ruth and her colleagues are trying to achieve,” said Kevin Cross from Hughes.

“As a business that has been operating in Ely for decades, we see ourselves as part of the local community so were delighted to help.”

Ruth said: “The fridge is a very welcome addition to our operation. We want to build on the great spirit there is in Ely by working together and making sure food gets to the right people rather than going to waste.”

Ruth’s daughter, Tashi, is also doing her bit to help others by selling her homemade lollipops called Positive Pops at the centre.

The kind-hearted teenager has raised more than £160 for local charities so far.

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