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KPMG provide funds to revamp kitchen at St Basils emergency accommodation project

Our business partners KPMG who have been supporting St Basils for many years have provided the funds to revamp a 1980s style kitchen at our Yardley House emergency accommodation scheme, into a modern and stylish kitchen fit for purpose once more.

Volunteers from KPMG’s Birmingham office worked very hard to fundraise for this, hosting (before lockdown) a quiz night amongst other activities and as a result were able to present St Basils fundraising staff with a cheque for £3,500 to assist with the kitchen renovation.

Jula Brady, manager of Yardley House said; “We are all delighted with our sparkling new kitchen that feels like such a nice space to be in and has everything we need. This transformation will enable young people to develop their independent living skills through regular cooking sessions and also provides a great communal space for engagement. Thank you so much KPMG!”

Business and Communities Executive Sian Dhillon said: “We’re all very impressed with the kitchen transformation and know this will make a big difference to our young people not only to help develop their practical skills but in terms of their mental health and feeling comfortable in this environment, now ‘home’ is where everyone spends more time. We are very proud and honoured to have been charity partners with KPMG and now the legacy of the partnership remains a permanent fixture in our project”

Yardley House Kitchen refurb 2020

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