CHARITY The Open Door Centre has started a fundraising challenge to raise money for a dishwasher which will improve its day to day activities.

The centre, based in Ferndale Road, Gorse Hill, supports adults with learning difficulties.

It wants to buy a £750 industry-standard dishwasher and are welcoming public donations.

Pat Winning, deputy manager, said: “We do meals for 40 people every day and run a public cafe on Fridays and have lots of washing up to do so it would make our life easier. Also following our last inspection we were advised to get a dishwasher otherwise our hygiene rating of five would fall to three and we don’t want that to be the case.”

Anyone who would like to make a donation can visit /events/wishfordosh. To find out more about the Open Door Centre, which marks its 30th anniversary next year, call 01793 512357 or visit