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Sherwood bakery supports city refugees in new charity link up

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BACKING: (l to r) Josh Pickering, Craig Poynter and Rosea Poynter from the Bakehouse with Gemma Pillay and representatives of NNRF

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Sherwood bakery supports city refugees in new charity link up

Bakery’s team wrap up any unsold bread each night ready for collection by Nottingham charity


A bakery in Sherwood has teamed up with a Nottingham charity to ensure vulnerable residents across the city are now able to enjoy fresh, traditionally-baked bread.

The Bakehouse is supporting the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF) by donating unsold bread to the St Ann’s-based voluntary organisation, which supports refugees and asylum seekers across Nottingham and the wider county.

The Bakehouse, owned by Michelin-trained chef Craig Poynter and his wife Rosea, specialises in bread baked fresh from scratch on the premises every day, using wholly traditional methods and locally-sourced ingredients.

The link up with the Refugee Forum sees the bakery’s team wrap up any unsold bread each night ready for collection, ensuring that the freshly-baked produce is not wasted, and instead is enjoyed by local people who need it most.

Craig said: “All bread we sell at The Bakehouse is baked on the premises that morning: offering customers freshly-baked bread, produced on site that same day, is the cornerstone of our business.

“We’re also committed to playing a role within the local community and are keen to support the vital work carried out by the Refugee Forum, which is less than a mile away from our premises.

“The bread is still totally fresh, and as it’s made using traditional ingredients is a great source of vitamins and goodness, as well as being truly tasty!

“We’re delighted to be able to avoid food wastage by helping people on our doorstep, and look forward to this partnership continuing and expanding.”

Gemma Pillay from NNRF adds: “As an organisation, we offer everything from practical advice to support and friendship to hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers across Nottingham City and beyond.

“We are entirely volunteer-run, and the support of local businesses and residents is essential in keeping the service going.

“The Bakehouse’s donations are making a real difference in the lives of our service users – to have access to high quality, freshly-baked goods is a real treat and we’d like to thank the team for their committed support.”

For further information on the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum, or to make a donation please visit www.nottsrefugeeforum.org.uk or call 0115 9601230.

Artisan bakery, café and micropub The Bakehouse can be found at 631-633 Mansfield Road, Sherwood. For further information or bookings please visit www.facebook.com/thebakehousenotts or www.twitter.com/bakehouseNotts , or call 0115 956 9430.

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