Benefits to flow from kitchen donation

St Michaels Association chief executive John Gilpin and Becks Home Hardware acting area manager Mike Foster with the stainless steel commercial kitchen that Becks is donating to St Michaels. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

St Michaels Association chief executive John Gilpin and Becks Home Hardware acting area manager Mike Foster with the stainless steel commercial kitchen that Becks is donating to St Michaels. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

CLIENTS at St Michaels Association will experience cooking in a commercial kitchen, thanks to a generous donation.

Becks Home Hardware, which closed its Dowling Street store last Friday, handed over the new equipment to the organisation yesterday.

St Michaels helps with housing and other support for people with disabilities.

The commercial kitchen will be installed in the association's Merrington Centre, where 20 units for its clients are being built.

St Michaels Association chief executive John Gilpin said the organisation was happy to receive such a generous donation.

He said the organisation now didn't have to find $30,000 needed to buy new kitchen equipment.

"If [our clients] get comfortable about being in a commercial kitchen, we can give them some accredited skills," Mr Gilpin said.

"Then that will make them more employable in the future.

"Everyone is very well fed at St Michaels."

Becks Home Hardware acting area manager Mike Foster said that he was happy and proud to be able to contribute something to a great cause.

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