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Maureen's a 'tremendous asset' to the volunteers at Tab's Soup Kitchen

May 23, 2019
Asda Wolverhampton helping soup kitchen

Our Wolverhampton store's community champion Maureen has joined the wonderful team at Tab's Soup Kitchen nearly every week for the last seven years to serve meals to people in need as well as helping the group receive funding from the Asda Foundation.

The kitchen is based at Tabernacle Baptist Church, and provides hot meals every Thursday afternoon.

It's run by Duncan Ferguson and Jan Kellond, and Duncan said: "Maureen's joined us almost every week for seven years and is a tremendous asset for us.

"She's very bubbly and chatty, and she's got to know many of our guests very well. She chats to them, relaxes them and puts them at ease. She's absolutely wonderful – a lovely person.

"As well as helping out every Thursday, she helped us receive £2,000 for a heated serving trolley which has been an absolute godsend.

"She even helped us get funding for a memorial plaque for our founder, Dianne Henry.

"We don't turn anyone away. Everyone who comes here, no matter what their circumstances, receives a hot meal."

Maureen said: "I have the pleasure of volunteering at many soup kitchens in my area but there is something special about this one – it's like a family.

"We not only feed the guests but we give them hope, friendship and help with any problems to try to ensure a better quality of life.

"The founder Di was an amazing woman who sadly passed away last year after suffering a brain tumour, and the plaque is very fitting. The volunteers are carrying on Di's vision."