Bakers of Danbury take pride in supporting both our local community and the communities in which we work - sometimes through sponsorship or even offering a helping hand. If you would like Bakers of Danbury to sponsor your activity please do not hesitate to contact email kate.gunner@bakersofdanbury.co.uk

St Swithun’s Church Restoration Appeal

Bakers recently supported fundraising for St Swithun’s Church Restoration Appeal by sponsoring their annual Summer's Ball, which raised just over £13,500.

We recently carried out conservation and alteration works to St Swithun’s Church in Great Chishill, which involved extensive conservation of the church tower including repointing and replacement of external flint, refurbishment of the clock dials, replacement of the oak belfry louvres and new lightning protection.

Further works to the base of the tower included the addition of a disabled w/c facility and the provision of new mains water and drainage to the church.

Katherine West who organises fund raising events for the Church Restoration Appeal wrote:

The Ball on Saturday was a great success and thank you once again for Bakers of Danbury’s support. We raised just over £13,500, which is an amazing amount and we’re all really pleased and grateful to all those who helped and supported us.

All Saints Arts Festival 2018

Bakers of Danbury were pleased to sponsor the All Saints Arts Festival again this year. The Festival took place between the 25th and 29th May at All Saints Church, Maldon, Essex. The annual Festival brings together Arts, Crafts and the Community.

The Festival was a great success, bringing hundreds of visitors into the church to enjoy the arts and crafts, whilst raising £8,325.

Reverend Canon Stephen Carter wrote:

On behalf of the parish, I would like to thank Bakers of Danbury for your kind sponsorship of the All Saints Arts Festival. We particularly appreciated your support, given your long association with All Saints, where you did the splendid re-ordering project a few years back, together with ongoing conservation work on the ancient vicarage.

Bakers of Danbury Sponsor Danbury Ridge Wildlife Conservation

This year marks the 140th anniversary for Bakers of Danbury. Having been based on Eves Corner all of that time, Bakers are not only an important part of the history of Danbury, but also part of the village and the local community’s future. With that in mind, Bakers of Danbury were pleased to make a contribution to Essex Wildlife Trust’s current Danbury Ridge Living Landscape partnership project, to help conserve local wildlife.

Bakers of Danbury have been an “Investor in Wildlife Corporate Member” with the Essex Wildlife Trust nearly 20 years and work in partnership with the Trust whenever the opportunity arises. Support from Corporate members such as Bakers of Danbury is vital in enabling Essex Wildlife Trust to carry out Wildlife Conservation work across the County. Together with Bakers of Danbury; other local businesses have contributed towards the Danbury Ridge Living Landscape hedgerow planting project to help make it happen.

A survey was carried out by volunteers and co-ordinated by the Danbury Ridge Living Landscape partnership (which includes bodies such as Essex Wildlife Trust, Danbury Parish Council, Little Baddow Parish Council, Essex County Council, National Trust, Chelmsford City Council and British Naturalists’ Association) to identify the potential planting sites throughout Danbury Ridge Living Landscape. Following this, a dedicated team of volunteers will start planting a kilometre of native species hedgerow throughout the Danbury Ridge Living Landscape area this month.

If you would like to offer your time to help with the planting or make a contribution, please do not hesitate to call Emma Ormond, Living Landscapes Coordinator for Essex Wildlife Trust on 07912 267319.