Futures proudly worked together with various partners to buy and install a new commercial cooker for Heanor-based charity Salcare in March this year.

Travis PerkinsHarmony Fire and Electrium, all either kindly donated money or supplied goods free of charge to help Salcare reopen their community café again. After Futures helped decorate Salcare's premises on Futures in the Community Day, our team got the ball rolling to help reopen their café doors after being closed since the pandemic.

Don Davis, Business Development Manager at Salcare said; "Without all this support we'd have really struggled, and it means we’re able to give people a warm space to eat again. Many places have helped us deliver this project, but it's a big thanks to Futures and partners for making this possible and sorting a cooker that's fit for purpose.

“It was a big disappointment for people when we had to close. Before Covid there were lots of people who came on a regular basis, not only to eat but to chat with others. Some people came just to get out the house.

"We find a lot of people who come to us have isolation issues, so we know there’s a high demand for a café like this. It’s a place for people to come together locally, that isn’t going to cost them a fortune.”

The café has been open five days a week since early April with all items set at an affordable price to help the community during the cost of living crisis.

We understand at Futures the impact organisations like Salcare have, which is why it’s so important for us to give back to groups that do so much for the communities where our customers live. It's great that we've been able to do this with thanks to the support of Travis Perkins, Harmony Fire and Electrium.