A new cooker is now in place at Keighley’s Ukrainian Cultural Centre thanks to a grant dished up by Bradford Council.

A £500 Community Chest award was received towards the cost of the equipment.

Irene Cyhanko, from the volunteer team that runs fortnightly ‘Health in Mind’ sessions at the Henry Street centre, said: “It’s wonderful having the new cooker, and we are extremely grateful for the grant. It will be used at our sessions, which bring people together for a meal, activities and to socialise – but also for other events.

“We normally get more than 20 people connected with the Ukrainian community come along each fortnight. It’s a chance for them to get together and enjoy company.”