Providing Holidays From the Heart

Morrisons supermarket donated £24,000 to set up the new Ruddi’s shop in Slaithwaite.

It’s now a vital source of income for the charity which needs to raise tens of thousands of pounds a year.

Ruddi’s Retreat assistant manager Vicki Green said: “Providing free holidays to families means the charity needs to maintain a sustainable income. We found premises in the centre of Slaithwaite village that is perfect for us to create a new charity cafe.

“The whole building needed a complete renovation which the massively generous grant from the Morrisons Foundation enabled us to do.  We anticipate the footfall will increase by around 80% compared to our previous café in Linthwaite, ensuring we can continue to accommodate families in our holiday homes for many years to come.”

Morrisons has supermarkets in Waterloo, Huddersfield; Meltham and Elland.

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