Birds Bakery charity contribution reaches almost £93k in 2022
East Midlands favourite, Birds Bakery, has raised almost £93,000 throughout 2022 for multiple charities, including the MS Society, Royal British Legion, Twycross Zoo and Guide Dogs.
A portion of the £92,792.06 grand total has also been donated to Treetops Hospice, which provides care and support for those with life-limiting conditions, and Young Minds, the UK’s leading charity for supporting children and young people’s mental health.
A staggering £18,604.90 was given to Canine Partners For Independence which helps transform the lives of people with physical disabilities by partnering them with assistance dogs. The donation will assist with selecting and training dogs and assessing new applicants.
Birds has also raised money for the British Red Cross, which helps people in the UK, and worldwide, get the support they need when crisis hits. Most of the £19,011 donated was used for the Ukraine crisis appeal. This was raised through the sale of Birds’ limited edition Ukraine cupcakes and chocolate lollies.
During the Spring, Birds Bakery celebrated National Doughnut Week which is a nationwide initiative from The Children’s Trust. A selection of their classic doughnuts and limited edition flake doughnuts were available to buy throughout the stores, with a portion of the price donated to the cause. Birds also ran its hugely popular ‘Golden Doughnut’ competition, with customers hunting for a doughnut with a special golden filling to win a prize. A huge total of £10,000 was given to The Children’s Trust at the end of the week.
Speaking about the fundraising efforts across the year, Lesley Bird, Chief Operating Officer at Birds Bakery, said:
“Looking at the past 12 months, we're delighted to see the efforts that have been made to raise nearly £93,000 for local and national charities.
“As a family run business, community is one of our core values and we always endeavour to help those who need it the most and give back to those who support us. We will continue our work with Canine Partners For Independence over the next 3-months, contributing a percentage of our sales, along with other causes throughout 2023.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to our customers as, without their continuous loyalty, we wouldn’t be able to support the charities in the East Midlands as much as we do.”
Birds Bakery has 63 stores across the region. Many Birds products can also be ordered online and delivered to buyers’ homes using either the Birds By Post or Just Eat delivery services.
Find your nearest Birds Bakery online at www.birdsbakery.com/stores or follow Birds Bakery on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.