ON 28 OCTOBER 2015

The Pepper Pot Centre had a makeover thanks to the support of over forty Tesco colleagues in Kensington and Chelsea. The work carried out at The Pepper Pot Centre took over one week to complete and included painting and cleaning the main hall and the staff and laundry rooms.

The Pepper Pot Centre has been in the area since 1981 and has become renowned for its services to support disabled over 50s, from the African and Caribbean community, by providing healthy balanced meals, day care, drop in services and fun day trips.

Ruth Morrison, Director at The Pepper Pot Centre, said: “The Pepper Pot Centre is extremely grateful to Tesco for taking the time to renovate our premises. It has really demonstrated how Tesco values its local communities and in particular the elderly who are often forgotten. What Tesco has done will impact on many lives in years to come in terms of a beautiful environment that contributes to the health and wellbeing of each user of the Centre whilst they enjoy the many activities provided”.

The unveiling of the refurbished Centre took place on Wednesday (Insert date) as part of a celebration event attended by The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Robert Freeman, and users of the centre.

The Mayor cut the ribbon to declare the centre officially reopened and guests also enjoyed canapés, cake and refreshments as they celebrated the end of the momentous project.

Rianne Black-Foster, Tesco Borough Community Champion for Kensington and Chelsea, said, “We’re committed to giving back to the local community and the renovation work which has taken place at the Pepper Pot Centre was a really hands on way to support the local community. We hope the users of The Pepper Pot Centre will enjoy the new space and we will continue to work with them throughout the year.”