Devizes bakery aims to cook up funds for good cause
6:00pm Friday 15th February 2013 in Latest News
The staff at Haydens Bakery in Devizes are reaching out to the community by launching a new charity that will help them to help themselves.
Haydens Heart Filled Hands is being launched at Devizes School on March 30, starting with a football tournament followed by a family fun day. As well as raising money for the new charity, funds will also go to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
Haydens Heart Filled Hands is the brainchild of staff member Andrea Truman from Devizes.
She said: “When my daughter Tamzin had to go into hospital last year I was really touched by the way the community rallied round to help. People from St James’s Church, where my husband goes, couldn’t do enough for us.
“At a company I used to work for they had a charity and I thought it was something that would work well in Devizes.”
Ten-year-old Tamzin, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, is now doing well.
Haydens Heart Filled Hands will offer financial, specialist and practical help to individual or charitable organisations. Haydens has a proud record of helping the community, mainly by providing cakes, mince pies and doughnuts to good causes.
Mrs Truman is chairman of the charity committee, which comprises Mat Clarke, Maxim Brolin, Catrina Stubbings, Suzanna Carr, Sophie Robinson and Angela Devlin. They have received strong backing from the company’s managing director, Paul Smith.
Mrs Truman said: “Devizes School is really keen to get involved and we would like to form as many partnerships with businesses and groups as possible.”
The charity has already attracted support from the business community as developers Gaiger Brothers have sponsored their uniforms. Anyone who would like to sign up to help can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org