Hethertons, the Carlise-based bread brand, has raised £750 for three different Cumbrian charities.

The brand, which is owned by Coulton’s Bread and is led by managing director Howard Hunter, has donated 5p per loaf sold in the county in recent weeks.

Hunter has since hit the road to deliver three cheques to the value of £250 each for Jigsaw Eden Valley Hospice, Durdar, The Bendrigg Trust in Kendal and Eden Carers from Penrith.

Hunter told British Baker: “I have decided to donate the 5p off every Hethertons-Original to help charities in Cumbria because the work and support that charities and their local volunteers offer is fantastic. And most of the time they have to raise the money themselves to do this work to help make our lives better.

“I also have a nephew who is brain damaged and in a wheel chair after being knocked down 4 years ago when he was just 16. Our staff all live in and around Carlisle and I wanted to put some money back into the community.”