Wednesday 25th April 2012
Respite centre Vitalise Sandpipers has been awarded for its commitment to healthy eating.
The Southport-based centre, which provides essential breaks for people with disabilities and their carers, has been awarded a Mersey Heartbeat Award for consistently providing healthy meals to its guests.
The award was given to the charity centre by heart health charity Heart Of Mersey earlier.
This is the second time Sandpipers has been recognised with a Heartbeat Award after winning it in 2010.
Gary Unsworth, head chef of Vitalise Sandpipers, said: "We are thrilled to bits to get the award. It's a reward for all the hard work we've put in to ensure our guests get delicious, wholesome meals while they are taking much-needed breaks with us.
"The task was made doubly difficult because many of our disabled guests have very specific dietary requirements, so I'd like to congratulate the catering team on rising to the challenge and getting it just right."