VOLUNTEERS delivered hundreds of cooked breakfasts to residents across the WA5 area.

Delighted neighbours, many of whom are elderly and still shielding until the end of June, had the kind goods dropped off directly at their doorsteps.

The big breakfast delivery is a combined project between the Shannon Bradshaw Community Cafe in Penketh and a team of volunteers called the Good Neighbours WA5 who have been working throughout the pandemic in the WA5 postcode area which includes Penketh and Great Sankey.

After weeks of preparations hundreds of cooked breakfasts were delivered to the elderly and vulnerable, cooked at the cafe and delivered with the kindness of lots of volunteer drivers.

This project was made possible by the teams working together supported by West Warrington Church and the Police Crime commissioner’s safer communities fund.

Patti Bradshaw, from the Shannon Bradshaw Community Cafe, said "We were delighted to help support the community volunteer group when they approached us to cook hundreds of breakfasts.

"Many of the elderly in the area are regular customers and we wanted to make sure they knew we were thinking of them and we would be reopening for deliveries in July."

Lindsay Baker, key lead for the Good Neighbours WA5 volunteering group, said: "We have been supporting hundreds of elderly and vulnerable during lockdown, many mentioned that they had missed going to the Shannon Bradshaw Café on Meeting Lane.

"We thought we would bring food from the café to them and it has been a pleasure working with the Shannon Bradshaw Charity. We thank them for helping us complete this special wellbeing project."

The joint project was supported by PCSO Stephen Heaps, Cllr David Simm, Cllr Ray McKay and Cllr Amanda King.

They explained thatt the The Big Breakfast project was a great way to lift the spirits of the elderly in the community during such a critical time.