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Grasmere Gingerbread® urges businesses to support mental health in Cumbria

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Grasmere Gingerbread® has urged local businesses to support mental health charities in Cumbria.

After donating £1,000 to Growing Well – a Kendal-based mental health charity and organic fruit and vegetable enterprise that helps people recover from depression and other mental health problems – Joanne Hunter, co-owner of Grasmere Gingerbread®, described her own personal battles.

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Harrison Ward on a restored footpath at Loughrigg with Grasmere Gingerbread Crumbs.

Grasmere Gingerbread raises a mountain of money for Lake District conservation

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WHAT was once fed to pigs in Grasmere village has raised a staggering £5,000 for vital conservation work in the Lake District.

Ironically, some of the proceeds raised from the sale of Grasmere Gingerbread® crumbs helped repair crumbling footpaths in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

“We started donating £1 from every bag of crumbs sold to the charity Nurture Lakeland a few years ago,” explained Joanne Hunter, co-owner of the 165-year-old business.

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Yasmine Hunter and Clare Bland at Abbots Lodge

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USING milk from pedigree Jersey cows that may be traced back to the original breed in 1763, Abbott Lodge near Penrith has created an exclusive ice cream for Grasmere Gingerbread®.

Sold outside The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, the tasty treat combines the famous Abbott Lodge Just Jersey milk and pieces of Grasmere Gingerbread® and crumbs.

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Laura Doling delivers Grasmere Gingerbread to university students

Freshly baked for University freshers…

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CRUMBS! Hundreds of new students received a spicy-sweet surprise welcome to the University of Cumbria.

A freshly baked slice of Grasmere Gingerbread® was sent to each first-year undergraduate to give them an iconic taste of the county.

“Sarah Nelson, who invented Grasmere Gingerbread® in 1854, would surely have approved as she was an early educationalist,” said Joanne Hunter, co-owner of Grasmere Gingerbread®.

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