Sudbury charity The Bridge Project extends its meal delivery service as it celebrates a new look

The Bridge Project's delivery van has had a makeover. Pictured from left; Kyle Ellis, Boyd Robinson, Robert Elmer and Necolle Girling.
The Bridge Project's delivery van has had a makeover. Pictured from left; Kyle Ellis, Boyd Robinson, Robert Elmer and Necolle Girling.

A Sudbury charity’s hot meals delivery van has received a bright new look as it extends its service to more residents.

The Bridge Project, which has a café in Gainsborough Street, delivers fresh home cooked meals to people across Sudbury and Great Cornard.

Due to a growth in demand, it has now expanded the service to include Long Melford, Acton and Great Waldingfield.

As part of the expansion, award-winning branding agency Mackman has donated its time and expertise to freshen up charity’s delivery van, with a makeover and new branding.

Jo Searle, chief executive of The Bridge Project, said: “It’s wonderful that we can cater to more residents who will benefit from our home meal delivery service.

“It is even better now that our van really does stand out and let people know we are here for them.”

She added: “We’ve already experienced growth in demand for the service. It’s a great, fresh start to a new stage in our services.”

Outside of the lunch deliveries, The Bridge Project is always looking out for volunteers to support the running of the charity.

Jo added: “We would welcome inquiries from those people who think they can spare some time in helping us. This can be as little as one lunchtime a week or on a more regular basis.

“As a charity, we’re dependant on local people and their support to continue to provide our services to the community.”

Mackman company director Paul Mackman said: “We are thrilled to have been able to help The Bridge Project freshen up its van and get the message out on to the streets.

“The charity is close to our hearts and we hope people come forward as volunteers to ensure they can continue their great work.”

The meal delivery service operates Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

q Mackman has announced a 35 per cent growth in business in 2016.

The Meadow Lane-based firm also saw a boom in the number of European clients in the second half of the year.

Mr Mackman said: “2016 was an amazing year for growth for Mackman.

“Despite the uncertainty that’s come with Brexit and the vote to leave the EU, we have found that European businesses want to work with us.

“Businesses are realising they don’t have to venture into London to find branding and marketing companies that excel in what they do.”