• Shiloh @ The Weighbridge Opens its Doors

    by  • May 7, 2017 • Community, New Premises

    John McDonnell welcomes volunteers and guests

    John McDonnell welcomes volunteers and guests

     

    A very exciting day for Shiloh as Shiloh guests, eager to see inside of the New Shiloh, are welcomed on the first day by chairman John McDonnell. “They weren’t disappointed, in fact some of the guests just stood and gasped with amazement when they entered the spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished dining and lounge area” recalled John.

    Kitchen volunteers serve guests from the spacious new kitchen

    Kitchen volunteers serve guests from the spacious new kitchen

     

    The kitchen volunteers enjoyed their first day in the spacious new kitchen. One volunteer thought this must be as good as any posh hotel kitchen. John said “This wonderful kitchen was only made possible because of all the kind people who donated towards the kitchen campaign last year – and surely the volunteers who give up so much of their time freely to help others, deserve to be able to work in a pleasant safe environment”

    From left, Shiloh Chairman, John McDonnell, RMBC Project Manager, Andrew Lumb, RMBC Project Assistant Nicola Antcliff, Shiloh Centre Manager, Kevin Quinton and Shiloh founder Sue Savage

    From left, Shiloh Chairman, John McDonnell, RMBC Project Manager, Andrew Lumb, RMBC Project Assistant Nicola Antcliff, Shiloh Centre Manager, Kevin Quinton and Shiloh founder Sue Savage

     

    The Conversion of the old weighbridge into a suitable facility for Shiloh was coordinated by RMBC’s Project Manager Andrew Lumb (2nd from left) and Project Assistant Nicola Antcliff (3rd from left), both having been involved in the project from the start and came along just to see how pleased the guests were when they saw the new facility. Shiloh founder 25 years ago Sue Savage (right) was overjoyed at the new Home for Shiloh, as was Shiloh Centre Manager Kevin Quinton (2nd from right).

    John remarked about the support for the project as being truly amazing. The way that churches, individuals and businesses contributed in various ways to make sure the project was completed was fantastic. Even businesses who would normally be competitors, worked tirelessly together on the project. We asked a decorating company for some rollers and brushes and they sent in a team of decorators. RMBC staff left their PC’s and desks, rolled up their sleeves to paint, clean and get the place ready. Then there was that lady, who day after day, jumped on a bus to Shiloh, tirelessly cleaning and cleaning everything. The Rotherham community are so kind hearted!

    Another amazing day at Shiloh.

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