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NHS Heroes

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At the start of the Covid-19 outbreak we asked customers to nominate doctors, nurses, carers and other people working in frontline services who might appreciate a gift of Grasmere Gingerbread®.

By April 9 we had received more than 150 responses from all parts of the country.

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Wedding Favours

A wonderful gesture…

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WHEN a couple’s wedding in the Peak District was postponed because of Covid 19 they overcame their disappointment by thinking of others.

Having ordered 100 Grasmere Gingerbread® wedding favours, they immediately donated them to the staff at their local Croydon University Hospital.

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Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

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Grasmere Gingerbread® raised £1,600 for Shelter, the charity that campaigns to end homelessness and bad housing in England and Scotland.

Appropriately, a cheque was presented to Sylvie Leonard, Shop Manager of Carlisle Shelter, outside The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop that, in 1854, solved one working-class family’s desperate housing crisis.

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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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