Prescot Pensioners' Dinner Club

Prescot Pensioners' Dinner Club, in Merseyside, is a volunteer-led community group that feeds up to 40 older people once a week.

The £3,000 Stoves Community Kitchens prize meant the community project could expand its operation and increase social interaction and reduce isolation, which many members face.

Stephanie O'Keeffe, Volunteer Secretary at Pensioners' Dinner Club, said: "The competition means we're now able to buy a new oven and extractor fan, replacing our old appliances which are broken and far too small to cater to the needs of all the pensioners who wish to attend."

"The club is already over-subscribed, and turning down people is never something we like to do - especially as many of them would like to attend not just for the hot meal, but for the social aspect also. We can now contact all of those on our waiting list and share the good news that they can attend our weekly dinner club, thanks to the appliances from Stoves."

Prescot Pensioners' Dinner Club