Electrolux Professional has made a charitable start to the festive season, helping to kit out a mobile laundry van designed to help homeless people in the South East.
The commercial food and laundry equipment manufacturer donated two myPRO washing machines and two dryers to Off The Fence, a charitable organisation based in Brighton and Hove. The machines were installed inside a specially-adapted van as part of the organisation’s Antifreeze project.
With the scheme aiming to give practical support to homeless people in the area, the mobile laundry van will provide individuals throughout the city with an opportunity to regularly wash and dry their garments for free.
Paul Young, CEO for Off The Fence commented: “Maintaining good hygiene is incredibly important to a person’s health and wellbeing. Clean clothes are a key part of that, so we hope that providing homeless people with adequate facilities will help us to reduce preventable health conditions and improve conditions for those sleeping rough.”
Darren Lockley, Head of Region for Electrolux Professional UK, commented: “As part of our mission to Shape Living for the Better, we’re always looking for ways that our business can make a positive difference to those around us. Maintaining the best possible hygiene standards is key to everything we do as a laundry equipment manufacturer, so we were only too happy to be able to use that expertise to assist in the great work which is carried out by Off The Fence.”