Annual Christmas Appeal
Many of you in the industry have supported our annual Christmas card appeal by purchasing our cards or making a donation. We have seen a significant decline in sales in recent years with the dramatic increase in postage rates, together with less exchanging of cards and major changes within the baking industry. The cost of producing a unique card is high and sadly we have decided that it is no longer cost effective to do so. ALTHOUGH WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP. This appeal was our largest fundraiser at one time and as donations have also decreased over time we are looking at new ways to raise funds to support the residents of our sheltered housing scheme and our outside beneficiaries around the country who have worked within the Baking industry and its allied trades.
The funds raised have enabled us to modernise our housing stock, install lifts and platform lifts to aid wheelchair users, as well as supporting our beneficiaries around the country to maintain their independence and contribute towards essential household items, adaptations and mobility aids.
The Society was established in 1832 specifically to support members of the baking industry in their golden years. We are continually looking at new ways to raise funds and in order for us to continue our work, we need your support. Over recent years as some companies and individuals have made the decision to stop sending cards, they have kindly made a donation at Christmas to the Society for which we are very grateful. With this in mind, we are reaching out to the industry to make a donation to us in lieu of sending Christmas cards.
We have listened to potential donors and they collectively agree that they prefer to donate to a specific project. We are currently planning on updating our fire prevention and passive fire protection which includes the replacement of all fire doors at Bakers Villas – which is an ambitious and expensive project. We are appealing to the industry to make a donation to our project, however small, instead of purchasing our cards.
If you are an individual making a donation please also complete the Gift Aid declaration. Gift Aid Form
For those of you who still wish to send cards we do have limited stock on a small selection of cards, available to view on this link. “Christmas Cards Through The Years”
If you would like to make a purchase please download the Order Form:XMAS CARD ORDER FORM 2019
Indicate on the form which card number you would like along with the quantity required and not forgetting to add the corresponding post & packing price.