We’re pleased to announce that in December, here at Browns Ladders, we pledged to donate a total of £1,500 to the local Brierfield Methodist Church. The funds will be used to provide hot meals and a warm respite for those in need, as well as funding the church’s weekly foodbank and assisting with their increasing heating bills.
At Browns Ladders, giving back to our local community and supporting the residents of the town we’ve been lucky enough to call home for the last 75 years is hugely important to us. As a family-run business that began back in 1948, we’ve never lost touch with our heritage and roots here in Brierfield, Nelson – despite having grown to become one of the UK’s leading ladder retailers.
Back in December, we had heard that Brierfield Methodist Church had seen record numbers of people using their food banks and wanting somewhere warm to sit during the day – and we knew we had to help.
We proudly donated £500 to support the church’s work during December, and have pledged to donate a further £500 in January and again in February, too.
“Supporting our local community means a great deal to us here at Browns Ladders,” says Financial Director, Barbara Ginley, “This past year was a difficult one for many across Lancashire. With rising energy prices and the cost of living crisis, we knew we wanted to step in and help where we could. Having seen the fantastic work Brierfield Methodist Church does for the vulnerable in our community, we were eager to help support their mission and look after those local to us.”
“Whilst our foodbank has been running for several years, we found that recently we were getting more and more requests for food items that could be eaten straight from the tin and didn’t need to be heated – as people simply didn’t have money to put in their prepayment meter. In response to this, we launched our free cafe,” explains organiser, Anne Dixon,
“The kind donation from Browns Ladders, alongside support from others in the community, means we can continue providing a valuable safety net for the most vulnerable across Brierfield. We cannot thank them enough for their support.”