The food store COOK advertised that they were willing to help local charities who support vulnerable people, so Sally Lawrence Chairman of The Simon Trust applied. The answer was yes, and COOK are now donating 31 delicious ready-meals once a week for the next 8 weeks, for the staff and residents at Linden Farm, a new care home for severely autistic young people in Alfold, near Cranleigh. This is a wonderful gesture from COOK in Cranleigh and will really help lift spirits for both staff and residents at Linden Farm.
Linden Farm is owned by Surrey County Council and the 24/7 care is provided by Choice Care. The residents are all severely autistic with high levels of complex needs and The Simon Trust is a charity which is funding various facilities and activities for them at Linden Farm.
Gareth Jones, the new Manager at Linden Farm says, ‘Thank you COOK! Items like this go a long way towards raising moral and it will be a nice way of all getting together at Linden Farm once or twice a week for meals. The staff team are really excited about this as seen by care workers Libby and Tiffany in the photo’. Anyone interested in working at this amazing new facility should go to www.choicecaregroup.com/careers
Sally Lawrence from The Simon Trust says, ‘What a lovely company COOK is! It is so heart-warming to hear of companies trying to play their part in helping everyone through this crisis. Our charity is very keen to support these young autistic adults in any way we can, and this generous gift of healthy meals from COOK will mean a lot to the excellent staff at Linden Farm.’