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Charity launching bakery employing young people with autism

A charity is planning to build a commercial bakery employing young people with severe autism.  

Food industry execs build 120 hives for African beekeepers

A group of 14 female executives from across the UK food industry have built 120 beehives in Tanzania in just three days. 

Addo donates 100,000 meals to charity FareShare

Wall’s owner Addo Food Group has donated 100,000 meals-worth of pies, slices and quiches to redistribution charity FareShare.

GroceryAid helps record number of people

GroceryAid, the trading name of the National Grocers’ Benevolent Fund, has revealed that more than 14,000 people turned to them for assistance in the 12 months ending 31 March 2017.

Did you know? Greggs has been quietly giving away cake in Scotland since 2016

For more than a year, 20 Scottish Greggs stores have been offering free cakes to people who host a tea party for lonely OAPs.

Community bakery crowdfunding for premises

Sussex-based Stoneham Bakehouse is crowdfunding in order to set up permanent premises, and is offering rewards in return for donations.

Muffin Break in Make-a-Wish charity partnership

Muffin Break has announced a new partnership with children’s charity Make-A-Wish UK.

Addo Food Group partners with charity to tackle food waste

Addo Food Group has partnered with food redistribution charity FareShare to fight hunger and food waste by donating products to those in need.

Subway to donate 50 six-inch subs for fundraising event

High street sandwich chain Subway will be donating 50 six-inch subs to help with the afternoon ‘foot-tea’ event in Yeadon, Yorkshire.

New use-by date guidance set to reduce sandwich waste

Tonnes of sandwiches and other chilled food that would have gone to waste may now be made available for charity use under new ‘use-by’ date guidance.

Hospitality Action online auction breaks record amount

Trade charity Hospitality Action has raised a record-breaking £5k at its Christmas online auction, which ran for its 13th consecutive year.

Black Friday? Pieminister offers Black Pieday

Bristol-based pie chain Pieminister will be giving away frozen surplus pie stock in return for donations to homeless charity Shelter on Friday.

Roberts Bakery reaches £50k for breast cancer charity

Northwich-based business Roberts Bakery has reached its £50,000 fundraising target for the charity Prevent Breast Cancer.

Soreen supports hospital’s ‘Bake it Better’ charity campaign

Samworth Brothers-owned malt loaf maker Soreen has supported Great Ormond Street Hospital’s charity campaign Bake It Better after donating £5,000.

National Doughnut Week 2017 dates announced

Organisers have revealed the timings for next year’s National Doughnut Week charity push.

Premier CEO Gavin Darby (centre), with Fiona Bruce and IGD president Andy Clarke
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Premier Foods recognised for charitable activities

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods has been awarded for its charitable activities by food and drink charity the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD).

Subway launches Gloves for Subs campaign

High street sandwich firm Subway has launched a campaign to provide gloves to keep the elderly and the homeless warm in the winter.

Roberts continues charity app drive

Eight young Derby County FC fans picked up prizes from Roberts Bakery in Ilkeston, which they won through its Fuel your Skills app.

Charity produces cakes for deprived children

A charity has been set up in Burton-on-Trent to offer free cakes for disadvantaged children.

Roberts Bakery crosses the line in charity cycling challenge

A team of cyclists from Northwich-based Roberts Bakery has completed the 320-mile journey from London to Paris and hopes to have exceeded their £9k target for the Prevent Breast Cancer charity.

GroceryAid’s director general announces retirement

Grocery Aid’s director general Gillian Barker has announced that she will retire at the end of November after 14 years with the charity, with Steve Barnes succeeding Barker as the charity’s chief executive.

Lorraine Hendle joins GroceryAid board

Lorraine Hendle, divisional managing director at William Reed publishing house is to join the board of GroceryAid trustees.

Macphie raises £450 in charity run

Staff from Glenbervie-based food ingredients manufacturer Macphie have raised £450 for the charity Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland by taking part in The Beast, a 10km obstacle race.

Industry cyclists raise £90k for GroceryAid

A Warburtons-sponsored three-day cycle ride from London to Paris in support of GroceryAid has raised more than £90,000 for the charity.

New London bread delivery charity

Breadwinners has set up a long-term plan for those struggling to find employment, to start their own bread delivery business.

Poundbakery carrier bag charge benefits hospice

The Bolton branch of Poundbakery has donated £1,000 to the Bolton hospice from charging 5p for its carrier bags.

Café manager’s sandwich design nominated for national award

Susan Yarnell, who is the manager of Southport-based café A Great Little Place has been shortlisted for her sandwich design skills at the Café Life Awards held at The Lunch! exhibition on Wednesday 21 September.

E5 Bakehouse helps Kenyan charity combat blindness

Hackney-based bakery, E5 Bakehouse is helping a Kenyan charity sell sourdough bread to fund the growing need for eye operations in its local Nakura region.

Hobart cycles for charity

Chris Birch, Hobart Warewash’s marketing manager, is to compete in the Springboard Charity’s 240-mile Team Velo London to Paris Cycle Challenge.

New trustees for GroceryAid

Food industry charity GroceryAid has added Waitrose’s Mark Williamson and Procter & Gamble’s Helen Tucker to its board of trustees.

Food charity fumes at bread overproduction

Food waste charity The Real Junk Food Project has hit out at retailers regarding overproduction.

Grocery Aid hails record £4.3m of welfare spending

Grocery Aid, which is the trading name of the National Grocers' Benevolent Fund (NGBF), spent £4.3m on welfare projects, according to its end of year financial results.

Mark Tomlinson, CEO, Bako NorthWestern

Bako boss takes on charity challenge

Bako North Western Group CEO Mark Tomlinson is to raise money for charity by cycling the length of the country, from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Gail’s launches breakfast drive for charity

London-based Gail’s Artisan Bakery is heading a campaign to raise funds for Magic Breakfast, a charity that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK schools. 

Macphie employees take on charity mud run

A team of staff from independent food ingredients manufacturer Macphie took part in the Pretty Muddy race to raise money for Cancer Research.

GroceryAid ball raises record £188k

The GroceryAid Summer Ball this month in London raised £188k for the food industry charity, the most it has ever made at the event. 

Pidy UK appeals for riders for its 2016 “Ride 4 Hope”

Supplier Pidy UK is looking for amateur cyclists to take part in its 2016’s Ride 4 Hope, a 300-mile sponsored cycle ride, which will raise around £30,000 for a homeless charity.

MBE for Bob Burns

Bob Burns, founder of Glastonbury bakery Burns the Bread, is to be awarded an MBE for his services to charity and the community he lives in.

Hinks fronts Marie Curie campaign

World Chocolate Master Ruth Hinks is supporting Marie Curie through her new exclusive chocolate brownie recipe.

Fiona Sample, founder of the Oswin Project
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Charity project aims to turn criminals into bakers

A new project is aiming to give prisoners a second chance by turning them into professional bakers.

Haydens raises £1,034 for charity

Devizes-based Haydens Bakery has presented Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) with a cheque for £1,034.

GALLERY: Bakers make cakes for RNLI

A group of professional hobby bakers has helped to raise more than £1,000 for charity after producing a selection of nautical-inspired cakes.  

GBBO threatens legal action

The producers of The Great British Bake Off have threatened a charity baking competition in Cardiff with legal action.

Allied Bakeries invests in Northern Ireland charity initiative

The Kingsmill owner’s Belfast bakery is to produce pancakes, muffins and loaves of bread for the SOS NI charity.

Charity baking event in Navenby

Pete Welbourne, former owner of Welbourne’s Bakery in Lincolnshire, is hosting Bread Make, Bake and Taste in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Samantha Cameron among celebs joining charity Bake Off

The 16 celebrity contestants for a charity run of the Great British Bake Off have been announced.

Pieminister raises funds for homeless on Black Friday

Pieminister, the luxury pie restaurant chain and manufacturer, has staged a charity pie give-away to coincide with the Black Friday spending frenzy.

Bread Factory joins with chefs on bakery charity event

A bread-themed charity event in support of Action Against Hunger is being organised by London artisan bakery the Bread Factory and executive chef at Duck and Waffle Daniel Doherty.

Staff from Macphie crossing the line
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Macphie runners raise over £1,000 for charity

Brave staff members from Macphie, the Scottish food ingredients manufacturer, have raised £1,355 for a cancer charity by running a gruelling obstacle race.

X-Factor judge teams with Greggs for charity

Greggs has announced a partnership with X Factor’s Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to launch a new product.

Marriage’s calls for bakers to get involved in Craft Bakers’ Week

Hannah Marriage of Marriage’s Millers has told bakers why they should get involved in Craft Bakers’ Week (CBW).

Birds in cancer charity cupcake fundraising

Birds of Derby has raised £2,500 for a charity appeal by selling cupcakes.

Industry helps ‘Bread Nose Day’ event

The baking industry is lending a hand to a trio of amateur bakers, who will bake bread through the night to raise money for Comic Relief.

Gluten-free suppliers urged to address fat content and cost

Sales of gluten-free bakery are booming, but manufacturers and retailers must do more to address issues such as cost, fat content and availability, said charity Coeliac UK.

Providence Row Bakery will deliver goods via bike
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Social bakery adds mobile delivery service

London social enterprise bakery, Providence Row Bakery, has launched a new bike delivery service for products.

Village Bakery to the rescue with crumpets

The Village Bakery (Coedpoeth) has come to the rescue of some hungry local schoolchildren, after their breakfast crumpets were stolen.

Holland's Pies
Holland's Pies' steak and kidney pie
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Holland’s Pies makes charitable move for Christmas

Holland’s Pies is supplying 100 pies to a homeless shelter over the Christmas period. 

Edme's MD, Peter Tichbon (r) and Technical Baker, Richard Ball (l) hand over the malt loaves to friends from Acorn Village
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Edme to sell malt loaves for charity

Ingredients firm Edme has been baking batches of malt loaves to raise money for a local charity.

Craft Baker's Week 2014:
Make-A-Wish charity benefited from £17k raised by the event
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Craft Bakers’ Week raises £17k for charity

The figures are in and Craft Bakers’ Week 2014 achieved a fundraising total of more than £17,000 between 393 bakery businesses that took part.

Warburtons BHF packaging
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Warburtons strikes two-year partnership with BHF charity

Warburtons has announced a two-year commercial venture with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to raise awareness about healthy eating.

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BAKO North Western raises £550 for Craft Bakers’ Week charity

BAKO North Western (BNW) has raised more than £550 for the Make-A-Wish foundation as part of Craft Bakers’ Week.

PETA opens vegan bake-off voting

Animal rights charity PETA has opened the voting in its bid to find the best vegan baker in the UK. 

Bakers wheel in more than £1k for charity

A group of bakers has raised more than £1,000 after they took to the saddle to cycle 26 miles from Manchester City to Manchester United stadium twice.

CBA to make Make-A-Wish logo cake toppers

The Craft Bakers’ Association is organising for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK logo to be made into sugar discs as toppers.

Katy piper bakery money
£2,000:
Frozen cakes bakery supports Katy Piper charity
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Bakery raises thousands for burns charity

Swedish baker Almondy has raised £2,000 for the Katie Piper Foundation, following a week-long awareness campaign.

Vintage tea set
Vintage tea set
Maximise on vintage tea this summer
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Bakers urged to have a Vintage Tea summer

National Cupcake Week’s major charity partner Wellbeing of Women reminds bakers that Vintage Tea Week will run throughout summer and there are plenty of ways to get involved.

Craft Bakers’ Week to support Make-A-Wish charity

Money raised from Craft Bakers’ Week 2014, which runs from 29 September to 5 October, will be donated to Make-A-Wish UK, organisers have announced.

Roberts Bakery embarks on charity trip to Kenya

Two employees from Roberts Bakery have jetted off on a trip to Kenya in order to teach bread-making to youngsters at a local school.

United Biscuits launches recycling initiative

United Biscuits has partnered up with recycling firm TerraCycle UK to develop a UK biscuit wrapper recycling scheme.

Reynards staff in charity skydive

Two Reynards Manchester depot employees, Iain Doggett and Jon Smith, have agreed to take part in a charity skydive to raise money for a children’s hospice.

Allied Bakeries supports charity rugby tournament

Staff from Allied Bakeries have helped to arrange a touch rugby tournament to raise cash for Caravan, the National Grocers’ Benevolent Fund.

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