Putting the Business into Breakfast for a Good Cause
The Addington Fund supports farmers in times of emergency or hardship. It provides advice and support and in the worst case scenario, an alternative place to live. The Addington Fund is organising a series of eight fundraising Farmhouse Breakfasts, from County Durham to Cornwall through January and February 2016. The 'welly good' sausage makers at debbie&andrew's have stepped in to set the breakfasts asizzle with free sausages provided under their micro sponsorship scheme which supports fundraisers that bring 'A Real Taste of the Country' to life.
Ian Bell, CEO of the Addington Fund commented. "Our breakfast bonanza is inspired by Breakfast Week. This is a great platform to showcase the wealth of wonderful foods our farmers produce, all of which provide the perfect start to the day. We are delighted that debbie&andrew's sausages will be on our Farmhouse Breakfast menu to bring a little extra sizzle to our guests' day."
The Addington Fund is also using the breakfast events to help local farmers build business networks. More than ever, a successful farmer has to be involved in a wider network of contacts in order to promote his business. Each regional event aims to connect farmers with local retailers, hotels and restaurants, banks, business advisors, accountants and lawyers. So not only are the events raising money for the Addington Fund and boosting awareness of British produce, they are also encouraging the development of local rural business networks.
Ian Bagnall, spokesman for debbie&andrew's added, "We feel that Addington's Farmhouse Breakfast events epitomise 'A Real Taste of Country' supporting farmers, highlighting what great British produce can be eaten at breakfast, and bring rural business people together. We are delighted to join the regional supporters and hosts to
support these excellent events".
Following the success of the events, the Addington Fund's Georgi Curtis reflected, 'Our breakfasts in Devon and Cornwall went better than we could ever have expected and the debbie&andrew's sausages went down a storm. At our Ashcombe Breakfast, the lady who arranged the cooking informed me that they 'only' use d&a sausages for all their events! It was nice to see so many people enjoying a proper breakfast and making time to sit and chat to friends and neighbours. We raised over £6000 from last week, all of which will support farming families dealing with problems outside their control. Thank you debbie&andrew's for making our events possible, helping to produce a delicious meal enjoyed by all and raising funds for less fortunate families.'