Baking a Difference is a project pioneered by L4A to bring older people in care homes and sheltered housing together with local communities, using bread baking activity. Following public voting the project has been awarded £50,000 from The People’s Projects and L4A’s project manager Fiona Smith couldn’t be more delighted.
“It is exceptionally lovely to have been chosen and voted for,” says Fiona. “There was a huge cheer when we found out we’d won. It is amazing how word can grow for an idea and we are really grateful to everyone who backed us.
“We are excited to get funding for Baking a Difference because, although it is a simple idea, there are so many ways to explore it – for example, discussing memories of bread at home, exploring bread from other cultures or bringing communities together to share bread.”
And she adds: “The news has arrived as L4A marks its 10th anniversary so it couldn’t have come at a better time. What a way to celebrate!”