Master Baker Bob Burns helps Somerset’s elderly stay warm and toasty
West Country Master Baker, Robert Burns MBE of Burns the Bread, is the latest local name to back Somerset Community Foundation’s Surviving Winter campaign. The annual appeal aims to raise over £100,000 to help isolated, older people living in fuel poverty this winter.
Bob Burns opened the first Burns the Bread in Glastonbury in 1983 and now has seven baker’s shops across the county, including Street, Wells, Castle Cary and Somerton, as well as a School of Baking. Bob was delighted to pledge his Winter Fuel Payment to the Surviving Winter appeal, saying: “I’m really pleased to be able to help others in our community this winter; it’s important to support local people in need. Giving to Surviving Winter makes so much sense. If you are able, please donate your Winter Fuel Payment to this worthwhile campaign.”
Winter Fuel Payments range from £150 to £300 and are usually received between mid-November and Christmas.
To donate some or all of your Winter Fuel Payment, or to make a donation of any size to the Surviving Winter appeal, please send a cheque made payable to Somerset Community Foundation (writing SW on the back), Yeoman House, Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN; or you can call 01749 344949 to pay over the phone; or you can donate online here.
Gift Aid forms are available to download here.