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An archive of events and special offers people arranged for Real Bread Maker Week 2013.
Thank you to the Real Bread microbakers and everyone else who helped us to raise dough with their Real Bread Maker Week activities.
So far we've received doughnations (thanks to Andrew Whitley for that pun...) totalling more than £2500 from:
Plus special thank yous to the Real Bread baker (who asked we don't publish a name) who donated £100; and the donors and successful bidders in our auction, which raised £840 in total.
If you raised money or would like to make a donation and see your name on this list, then please...
If you ran a fundraising event or activity during Real Bread Maker Week, please send what you raised to us by the end of May. You can do this in two ways:
We're planning to publish a roll of honour of all fundraisers. If you'd prefer your name not to appear on the list, please let us know.
Missed Real Bread Maker Week but still want to support our charity? Well you can make a donation here.
Thanks to JustTextGiving, donating dough is a piece of cake!
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We'd love to read about how your Real Bread Maker Week shenanigans went and see the photos.
If you'd like to share, please email them to realbread [at] sustainweb.org and we might just use them to help us show the world what enthusuastic people we have in our network and some of the great things you all get up to to support the rise of Real Bread.
To help the word spread further than the people we know already, it's also great to share on Facebook, Twitter and the like.
Here are just some of the people who let us know their Real Bread Maker Week 2013 plans in advance. Perhaps something here will make you think 'aha - now that's something I could do, too!'
For details of these and many, many more events throughout the year, please visit our calendar.
Thanks to eveyone who bid and congratulations to the highest bidders.
The six fantastic lots we're kindly donated by the following lovely people:
Bread Matters: One day Real Bread masterclass with Campaign co-founder and author of Bread Matters, Andrew Whitley.
Hobbs House Bakery: One day Real Bread masterclass with Fabulous Baker Brother Tom Herbert at Hobbs House Bakery’s new cookery school.
Marriage’s: Three 16kg bags of flour (Chelmer White, Wholemeal Dark Rye and Wholemeal Spelt) ideal for the enthusiastic amateur or skilled professional Real Bread baker.
The Phoenix Bakery: One day Real Bread masterclass with regular River Cottage tutor Aidan Chapman at his own bakery.
The School of Artisan Food: One day Real Bread masterclass with How to Bake Bread author Emmanuel Hadjiandreou.
Shipton Mill: ‘Meet the Miller'. An unique personal tour of Shipton Mill with owner John Lister to see stone flour milling in action.
The very nice people at Balcony Shirts created an exclusive range of limited edition t-shirts for Real Bread lovers.
The shirts were available until 31 May 2013 and, being very nice people, Balcony Shirts donated £4 to the Campaign (£3 child sizes) for every one sold.
This competition has now ended
Thanks to eveyone who entered #realbreadcomp.
And an honourable mention to @DavesDough '100% hydration Real Bread'
This competition has now ended
We need your help to get everyone in the twitterverse and beyond supporting the Campaign buy buying their own Real Bread t-shirts.
Simply take a photo of you wearing yours in the most unusual place you can think of* and tweet it by 31 May 2013 with the following message:
Me in my @BalconyShirts @RealBread t-shirt: I want to win £150 of @BakeryBits! #realbreadcomp
Thanks to Campaign member Bakery Bits, our favourite will win a £150 voucher to spend on baking equipment and ingredients at their online artisan baking specialist site BakeryBits.co.uk
*Remember to stay safe, please people...
Ts & Cs
As the idea is to generate some interesting photos, the compatition asks you to wear your t-shirt somewhere UNUSUAL - your front room/kitchen just won't cut it...
Campaign member Doves Farm has just launched the online exclusive Real Bread Campaign Bundle. 'It's your chance to try some of our ancient grain flours which bake incredible bread.'
The bundle includes einkorn flour (1kg), Heritage flour (1kg), wholegrain spelt flour (1kg), strong wholemeal bread flour (1.5kg), Original Dry Yeast (125g) and a professional dough scraper/cutter.
Here are just some of the special offers people made in support of Real Bread Maker Week.
For details of these and more offers, please visit our calendar.
As the Real Bread Campaign champions all-natural local loaves, It's no coincidence that Real Bread Maker Week coincides with National Mills Weekend.
Whether you're baking at home for yourself, or baking Real Bread for other people in your local community, there are many benefits to seeking out a local traditional flour mill. These include:
National Mills Weekend is run by the Mills Section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. Many of the mills that are open to visitors are members of the Traditional Cornmillers Guild, and will be running activities to help you get the best out of making Real Bread with traditionally-milled stoneground flour.