Gorenje donates appliances to three charities chosen by cookery school founder

Kitchen appliance manufacturer, Gorenje has agreed to the donation of 45 of its appliances to be gifted to three charitable causes.

The appliances, all of which were previously used by The Woodspeen Cookery School at Newbury in Berkshire, will be donated to: New Barn School, a facility for disadvantaged children based in west Berkshire; Young People & Children First, a small west Berkshire charity that supports foster care leavers as they transition from being teenagers to being independent adults; and The Uplands Education Trust, a Wiltshire charity providing education and learning opportunities for young people with special needs.

John Campbell, chef and founder of The Woodspeen Cookery School, selected the three charities to pass the appliances on to, to use in their facilities.

The appliances are part of the Gorenje+ collection which means, the manufacturer said, the school, charity and trust will receive ‘state-of-the-art, technologically-advanced and beautifully-designed ovens, hobs and hoods’.

Gorenje UK sales director Stuart Benson commented: “We’d like to thank John Campbell for choosing to work with Gorenje over the last two years. We’re really glad we have been able to contribute to such a vital element of the Cookery School, from the great demonstrations and wine tasting events to the fantastic beginner cooking courses.”

He added: “We’re so pleased that the appliances will be put to good use by three organisations with tremendously worthy causes.”

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