A STOURBRIDGE company that delivers a fresh take on ‘meals on wheels’ has donated four microwaves to a deserving cause.

Hot meal delivery company and social enterprise Gourmet Meal Care has handed over the appliances to Leslie’s Care Packages.

With the ovens having already delivered thousands of meals to the elderly within the local community, Gourmet Meal Care wanted them to further assist those in need rather than see them hit the scrapheap.

Vi Wood, of Leslie's Care Packages said: "When Sarah Andrews of Gourmet Meal Care contacted me, I was absolutely delighted.

“These appliances have been PAT tested and are ready to be given to someone previously homeless and now moving from sheltered accommodation into a new permanent home.

“Often these people are starting out with nothing and so a microwave really is a major lifeline to help them eat without help from others.

“These ovens will make up part of a larger starter pack, with items such as a kettle and a toaster.”

Sarah Andrews, director of Gourmet Meal Care, said that she was delighted to have assisted with such a great cause and felt that Vi's work within the community was invaluable.

David Andrews, also of Gourmet Meal Care, added: “It is essential that social enterprises and the wider general public support each other whenever possible.”

Both of these organisations were recognised in 2017 for their work in the local community with both receiving awards from The Mayor of Dudley.

Vi was honoured with a CVS volunteer award and Sarah The Mike Holder Award for Business.

Sarah's organisation provides hot meals at lunch times to the elderly and can be contacted on 01384 376915 or www.gourmetmealcare.co.uk.

To make a donation to Leslie's Care Packages, such as food items or toiletries, Vi can be reached through www.lesliescarepackages.org or search on Facebook