Little by little we’ll introduce ourselves, and tell you why we enjoy bread making….
‘I feel happy and jolly, it’s therapeutic and rewarding to get the right textures and to meet friends and other people. I’m visually impaired and I get a lot out of bread making. In my spare time I love walking my dog, Inca, volunteering, and going to pop concerts – I haven’t got a favourite pop group – plus I enjoy going to Storyhouse to see films and I like playing bowls. Taking part in Bread Together, it’s an achievement, challenging but enjoyable’. Chris
‘My name is Sarah and I am 25 years old. I live in a house with some help from my carers. I started bread making as a new skill for my Gold D of E and have continued doing it I got my Gold D of E. I like bread making as I meet with other people and I really enjoy the smell and taste of fresh bread. I love being active, I swim, row, tenpin bowl, play badminton. I have a voluntary job at a community centre and at the hospital cafe’.
‘Bread making is great for me as it is voluntary so we are not under pressure to attend each week. It’s wonderful to help the guys and see the smiles on their faces. My working life revolved around greeting cards and the happiness they bring. I’m a big sports fan, especially cricket, football and rugby league.’ Michael
‘I love seeing friends and making new friends, baking bread and I like making everything with us all at Bread Together. Friends Forever! I also love reading, puzzles and spellings, and I love exams and assessments.’ Stephie
‘I like doing things all by myself, without any help. Making bread helps me to be more independent. Also it is fun and I can be around people having laughs and jokes. It feels like I’m part of the team. I am a cheerful, outgoing person. I always been. Few years back I have serious road accident and it affected my health. I have spent couple years in hospitals. No one expected I will survive, but I am a fighter and never give up. Now I have lovely family and the only thing is I wish I could walk again to enjoy life even more with my lovely girls.’ Peter
‘I love bread making as I love making bread!! ! Plus I really like sports, especially watching boxing on TV. I support Chester FC and Liverpool’ Steve
‘I like the way the dough feels when I knead it, I feel proud when my loaf comes out of the oven and I like the company of the people in the group. Other things I like include volunteering, listening to music – Irish traditional and musicals, I also like doing wordsearch and playing on my X-Box’ Jonathon
Martina Ŕeháková, started as Project Manager at the end of July for Bread Together, with the task of helping to get our project to sell bread up and running – she says: ‘I am very proud of becoming a member of the Bread Together team, and am looking forward to seeing the project as well as our artisan bread rise and flourish under our hands’.
Martina’s background encompasses both the commercial and the charitable sectors in the Czech Republic: she studied for a five year teaching degree with children/young people living with (dis)abilities, volunteered in a day centre for homeless children from minority groups and worked in project management within a Swiss insurance company. She now runs her own small bespoke clothing label and loves to make bread…
A big welcome to Helen Carrington, our Chief Baker! A former patissier, her many skills include looking after hens, horses and dogs, plus working with adults living with (dis)abilities. We’re delighted she’s joined our Bread Together team, to help run the bread to sell project. And we look forward to her doughnut making too!