A bread-themed T-shirt has gone on sale as part of Real Bread Maker Week, this week (11-17 May). The T-shirts, bearing the slogan ‘I loaf real bread’, will help raise money for the Real Bread Campaign, with £4 per shirt going to the charity.
The T-shirts are priced £12.50 for adult sizes and £10 for child sizes, plus postage and packing. They are available from balconyshirts.co.uk.
Chris Young, campaign coordinator, said: “We have fantastic new plans to help some of the people in Britain who have a tougher time than most of us to enjoy the social, therapeutic and employment opportunities of Real Bread making, but we need the dough to do it.”
The Real Bread Campaign wants everyone who supports its aims to buy a T-shirt and post a picture of themselves wearing it on Twitter.
There is a prize of a £150 voucher from artisan equipment and ingredients company Bakery Bits for the picture taken in the most unusual location.
Pictures should be tweeted with the caption: ‘Me in my @BalconyShirts @RealBread t-shirt: I want to win £150 of @BakeryBits! #realbreadcomp’ and the competition closes on 31 May.
In addition to the fund-raising T-Shirt, the campaign is encouraging non bakers to dig out unloved bread-makers and give bread-making a whirl.
The charity is then asking that the money saved on shop-bought bread and pre-made sandwiches be donated to them to further their work.
Other events during the week include an online auction. Lots include bread-making classes with Campaign ambassadors and sacks of flour.