Les appointed Launder-Aide manager

Les Van Acker has been appointed manager of Launder-Aide.
Les Van Acker has been appointed manager of Launder-Aide.

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The recently-appointed manager of Shopper-Aide’s new laundry service has got machines washing, spinning, drying and ironing at a pace.

Les Van Acker got to work quickly after taking on the lead role at Launder-Aide at the end of March.

This new service is not just for those who use who Shopper-Aide’s usual services but everyone, including businesses.

The laundry offers same-day service, washing, drying and ironing, with pick-up and delivery.

This will help the charity, which this month celebrates its 11th birthday, to continue providing shopping and housekeeping services and social activities for older people in Kintyre.

‘Like all charities we have been hit by the pandemic,’ said director Susan Paterson, ‘but we managed to ensure our clients still had access to food and household goods, and housekeeping when possible, as well as providing alternative means of social interaction.

‘Now we are restarting the social groups and visits but in a very different climate.

‘It feels very much like it did 10 years ago when we started the groups as we build up people’s confidence in going out and meeting others.’

From the Teapot Room at its new Snipefield Industrial Estate headquarters, the charity runs Elderberries, MS support, art and bingo groups.

In Carradale, a group meets on Mondays and the men-only Garry’s Gang is out and about on Wednesdays.

Although the charity has new premises, it still has the same contact details; for further information about help with shopping, housekeeping and social groups call 01586 551600 or email office@shopper-aide.org.uk

For further information about the laundry service, contact Les by emailing launder-aide@shopper-aide.org.uk or visit Shopper-Aide’s website at www.shopper-aide.org.uk