A KEIGHLEY business has teamed-up with the town’s Rotary club in a community initiative.

Melia Powell Funeral Services had been seeking to utilise some of the window space at its town-centre premises, on the junction of Cavendish Street and Cooke Street, to benefit a good cause.

It approached Keighley Rotary Club and following discussions, the frontage display area is to be used to promote community projects Rotarians are involved in.

Janet Pickles, chair of the club’s community action committee, said: “It is great to be engaging with a local business that wants to support the community.

“This is a significant opportunity for us to expand the work that we already do and benefit our community even more.”

The initial beneficiary of the venture is Staying Put, a locally-based domestic abuse charity.

Keighley Rotary Club has been a supporter of the charity – and its local refuge – for a number of years.

One of the support streams is the donation of packs containing personal care items, for users of Staying Put’s services.

“This seemed a great opportunity to use the window to appeal to the wider public to donate such items – with a window display giving an idea of what is being sought,” said Mrs Pickles.

“An ideal pack would contain items such as soap, a flannel/sponge, shower gel, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary goods, hand cream and facial wipes.”

Martin Mashiter-Coates, manager of Melia Powell Funeral Services, said he was delighted that the company was able to support good causes in the community.

“We are a local business that serves the area and its people in their times of need,” he added.

“The suggestion of the support project for the Staying Put charity was one that all our team was keen to get behind as it resonates with our culture of helping families at a difficult time.

“Our staff are very happy to accept donations during office opening hours.

“We would be very grateful to receive donated products, so that we can pass them on to Staying Put.”

Staying Put provides services for victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence across the district. Provision includes a helpline, on 0808 2800 999.

For more details, visit stayingput.uk.net.