Big-hearted employees at Stephens Bakery have celebrated the company's 150th birthday by raising over £6,000 for charity.

Workers took part in a range of fundraisers throughout June and their efforts were boosted with the firm matching every penny raised.

Joint Managing Director Talia Sarafilovic said their efforts will help their work to continue to support local causes.

"In a brilliant display of community spirit, we are delighted that the Stephens Bakery team came together during the month of June to celebrate our 150th birthday and support the Stephens Bakery Foundation," she said.

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"The month-long fundraising campaign saw a diverse range of activities, from heartwarming coffee mornings to daring sponsored head shavings, all aimed at making a positive impact on their local communities.

"The commitment to giving back was evident as we had an array of creative initiatives including sponsored walks and cycles, sponsored silences, tombola’s, and raffles, which resulted in an amazing £6,179.44 raised.

"However, Stephens Bakery matched every single penny raised by our dedicated team so this doubles the fundraising efforts to £12,358.88."

The Stephens Bakery Foundation was established in 2018 to support education, community development and poverty relief initiatives within the local area.

One of the cornerstones of the Foundation's mission is funding Breakfast Clubs in schools.

Its belief that every child deserves a nourishing start to their day has led the organisation to support over 45 breakfast clubs on an ongoing basis, with an ever-present dedication to expanding this reach even further.

Since it started, the Stephens Foundation has provided over £175,000 in grants to various local causes.