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Greggs 4 Good2019-06-27T15:57:07+00:00

Project Description

Building stronger, healthier communities

From Aberdeen to Cornwall, projects in 109 communities are doing good with #Greggs4Good!

The #Greggs4Good network brings together awardees from the various community programmes of the Greggs Foundation, which aim to make a difference at the heart of Greggs’ local communities. The awardees share updates and stories of their project’s progress to demonstrate impact.

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2019 numbers to date

Funds distributed
Projects supported
Inspiring stories

Campaign updates

Here you’ll find the latest news regarding the progress of the campaign.

#Greggs4Good photo competition

June 17th, 2019|

We are very excited to announce that the first #Greggs4Good photo competition is now open! It has been so inspiring reading the updates from all Greggs Foundation grant awardees or scheme beneficiaries. We love [...]

Blogs from supported projects

Llansilin Over 60 Club – Spring and Summer Coach Trips

August 17, 2019 |

The project makes provision for 4 coach trips (Spring/Summer/Autumn). The first coach trip on Tuesday 14th May 2019, with 35 people participating, was via Oswestry, Shropshire and Welshpool, Powys and into rural mid Wales for lunch at the Dyffryn Café [...]

Combats Loneliness in the elderly – about the project

August 17, 2019 |

Llansilin Over 60 Club provides a meeting point for the elderly of the community. The majority of club members are single and live alone in an isolated rural community. Whilst many of the regular club activities are of a social [...]

Blackwood Stroke Support Group trip to Cardiff Bay

August 17, 2019 |

Blackwood Stroke Support Group braved the wild weather reports and took to the water on board the Seren Party Boat for a trip around Cardiff Bay and up the Taff to the Principality Stadium last Wednesday. The forecast stormy conditions [...]

Up and Running!

August 04, 2019 |

The 'It's Better Together' Project funded by #Greggs4Good is now in full swing. Having purchased new Audio Visual equipment we are having a weekly coffee morning which has grown from 3 people initially to 12 at the last one. We [...]

The children take over The Berry Maze

August 03, 2019 |

The children take over the Berry Maze It's been a year and a half since the Berry Maze was planted, in November 2017. It was the result of a one year campaign which has seen the community coming together, donating [...]

We love the new equipment!

August 02, 2019 |

Our funding from the Greggs Foundation has been spent on new physical activity equipment across three of our Hampshire clubs.  Our weekly clubs see older people come together and reminisce about sport, socialise and take part in physical activity games. [...]

Butterflies Transforming lives

August 02, 2019 |

Our grant to develop friendship group for the bereaved is making a real difference to the lives of people of all ages who have lost loved ones either recently or over the years. We have seen the numbers increase and [...]

Memory Boxes with Rotherham Social Days

July 31, 2019 |

As usual we have had the most wonderful day creating Memory Boxes specifically for a fabulous group of ladies and gents from Rotherham Social Days. Forteas which is the name of our Community Dementia Friendly Tearooms based inside Edlington Hilltop [...]

Let’s Get Active

July 25, 2019 |

We have had the most amazing time over the last few months getting active with the Greggs Foundation Grant we received. Our Young People went swimming during Half Term and had the best time playing around with floats and enjoying [...]

Thank you message

July 21, 2019 |

Always so lovely to receive thank you messages from patients and know that the care packs made a little difference in brightening someone's difficult day 🙂 #Greggs4Good

2000th care pack milestone!!!

July 18, 2019 |

Today Touch of Sparkle donated its 2000th care pack! 💜 To mark this special milestone, 50 care packs for boys and girls were donated to the Teenage Emergency Department at the hospital, providing overnight essentials, snacks and distractions for teenagers admitted to [...]

Nanas that knit

July 13, 2019 |

Since receiving money from Greggs, AList have been able to purchase wool to continue with our knitting for different charitable causes. These are school v-neck jumpers for students in India, Dementia 'twiddlemuffs', knee blankets for the elderly, blankets for the [...]

Our residential trip

July 12, 2019 |

Thanks to the Greggs 4 Good grant that we received, we managed to subsidise a residential trip for 10 of our deaf children and their families. They had an amazing time trying out some new sporting activities in a safe [...]

What a fabulous day!

July 12, 2019 |

Well, we've had a fantastic day down in Eastbourne! We weren't too lucky with the traffic, but once we got there the weather was glorious, hot and sunny, but a perfect breeze. Our members all made a beeline for coffee [...]

Not long now…

July 10, 2019 |

We're off to Eastbourne in the morning! The weather forecast looks good, we've all packed our suncream and hats, and we're looking forward to fish and chips for lunch tomorrow. Everyone who has benefited from this has loved having something [...]

Connected Conservation

July 09, 2019 |

🐟🦟🌿 Connected Conservation Project 🐟🦟🌿   During June, we had the pleasure of working with Nat 4 Biology students from the Vale of Leven Academy to connect them to their local burn, the Mill burn.   To start, we told [...]

Wild Trails

July 09, 2019 |

The River Leven has a number of paths and trails running along its length. In fact near the Strathleven estate, there is a lovely network of trails that locals and those working in the area can access if they want [...]

Another lovely thank you message

July 08, 2019 |

Another lovely thank you message received from a patient who received one of our cancer care packs at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge 🙂 #Greggs4Good

Thank you message

July 04, 2019 |

What a lovely thank you message 💜💜💜 #Greggs4Good

Preparing for our 2000th care pack donation

July 03, 2019 |

Our next donation will be our 2000th care pack! 💜 To mark this special milestone, we have been asked to provide care packs for teenagers at the hospital’s Emergency Department who are often admitted to hospital urgently and without any overnight essentials. [...]

Thank you messages

June 29, 2019 |

Amazing to receive such lovely thank you messages already following our donation of care packs yesterday 💜💜💜 #Greggs4Good  

60 cancer care packs donated

June 27, 2019 |

Today 60 care packs (for both female and male patients) were donated to the oncology department at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Thank you to everyone who donated and big thanks to our generous donor for helping to fund this batch [...]

Generous supporters!

June 19, 2019 |

What generous supporters we have! This week we received 4 parcels packed with goodies for our cancer care packs, including  parcels all the way from Poland! They include everything from freshly made soaps to toiletries, sweets, biscuits, nail files, nail [...]

First purchase from #Greggs4Good

June 18, 2019 |

Today we received our first batch of goodies purchased with our amazing donation from the Greggs Foundation! 384 pairs of bedsocks, 108 playing cards, 120 notebooks, 96 chapsticks, 72 puzzle books, 80 pocket tissues, 96 Polos, 80 Maltesers and 500 [...]

Plant A Welly

June 12, 2019 |

Our St Ann’s Partnership Youth Club children designed & painted ceramic wellington boots before our plant a pot day for the local communities, some fab & creative designs 😄🎨

May Half Term Funday

June 12, 2019 |

Our St Ann’s Partnership Youth Club children had a fab Funday in the half term holidays!! 😀

Funshack Youth Club Trip

June 12, 2019 |

The Willows Centre where we hold our Youth Club Sessions is used a a polling station so rather than cancel our session with the help of Greggs we took them on a little trip to our local Funshack, the children [...]

We’re all going on a Summer Holiday!

June 07, 2019 |

My goodness but we're getting excited! Yes, June is turning out to be miserable and rainy, but we're confident that by the time July rolls around and we're on that coach to the beach the sun will be out in [...]

Half-Term Excitement

May 22, 2019 |

It's less than a week to go until the start of May Half-Term and we have lots of incredible things happening here at the project! Greggs Charity Foundation have funded some exciting activities for us, the half-term timetable is looking [...]

Welcoming the newest member of the Cae Tan team

May 11, 2019 |

We are really chuffed to introduce Jessie Kidd, the new member of Cae Tan’s team. She is a dynamic & enthused representative of Cae Tan. Jessie has a BSc in Environmental Science, has worked as an education warden for Manchester [...]

Thank you Greggs Foundation!

May 14, 2019 |

CHAT - Chat2Us would like to say a big thank you to Greggs Foundation for their wonderful support for the Gosport community! CHAT help by engaging the local community in weekly craft clubs, monthly social lunches, litter picks and those [...]

Update from the Community Gardens March 2019

May 14, 2019 |

The gardens seem to have survived the recent storms relatively unscathed which has meant we've been able to crack on with sowing and making the new raised beds as the weather improves! The early potatoes are chitting away and are [...]

Spring Conservation Weekend at Hazel Hill Wood

March 15, 2019 |

I can’t believe that spring is here. Bluebells, primroses, hellebores and wood anemones are all poking their heads through the soft, wet leaves that cover the ground at Hazel Hill Wood. I am always excited at this time of year [...]

Splashing into 2019

February 21, 2019 |

Well, following on from our amazing award from the Greener With Greggs fund we've been able to equip ourselves with some fantastic equipment to help us keep our river free from the litter of modern society! We now have a [...]

Greenhouse now built!

May 14, 2019 |

The Premises Manager has done a fabulous job erecting the flat pack greenhouse ready for our children at Barmston Village Primary School to begin sowing seeds!!   Thank you Greggs.  We're looking forward to seeing the children begin to sow [...]

Dormouse Day at Hazel Hill Wood

January 28, 2019 |

Hazel Hill Wood, 7 miles east of Salisbury, is about to embark on a survey to look for the adorable and elusive hazel dormouse – and they need your help! On Sunday 10th February a free Conservation Day is being [...]

They’re in

March 05, 2019 |

On a cold January morning, members of Bilbrook community gathered in the Jubilee Wood to plant an orchard.  Using money donated by the Greggs Foundation, 13 fruit trees were purchased and planted.  The trees included apple, plum, pear and gage, [...]

January News from Grow Chichester

February 01, 2019 |

Update from the Community Gardens January 2019                                                                         Building the new raised beds Update      Well 2019 has started with a cold snap but nonetheless [...]

Happy Christmas from the Community Gardens

February 01, 2019 |

  Happy Christmas from the Community Gardens  December 2018                                        Brussels sprouts ready to be picked. Update      With Christmas nearly upon us it has been a good chance to celebrate the past [...]

News from the Community Gardens November 2018

November 14, 2018 |

News from the Community Gardens November 2018                                                                 Pumpkin harvested from the no-dig bed. Update      With winter feeling like it might arrive any day we have been enjoying the last days of autumn in the community gardens. [...]

First outing

October 04, 2018 |

Our first event as 'Keep Ystradfellte Tidy Community Group' was on the 28th April 2018.  We were greatly assisted by Rachel Palmer, local rep for 'Keep Wales Tidy', who supplied all the the litter picking tools, bags, gloves, hi-vis jackets [...]

Thank-you to Greggs!

November 08, 2018 |

Thanks to Greggs, we are looking forward to replacing the gardening shed at St.Andrew's CofE Primary School! The doors don't currently shut properly and it is soon becoming part of the greenery itself?! It will be great to get some [...]

Rusty wheelbarrows

November 07, 2018 |

Our gardening teacher is also looking forward to replacing the rusty wheelbarrows?!

Thank you to Greggs Foundation!

October 17, 2018 |

The Clean up Tarbolton woods campaign are delighted to announce we have been awarded a whopping '1850 from Greggs Foundation for our project 'Wild for Life at Brownies Parlour' Thank you so much! Here's to sharing our updates and finding [...]

Greener with Greggs – Science under the stars

January 14, 2019 |

There was a great response to the house at the recent 'Science under the stars' event in Heswall. The event attracts a mix of families and educators and has a strong sustainability theme The model provided a useful conversation starter [...]

Greener with Greggs – a day at the fair

January 14, 2019 |

Our second outing with the energy house was to Blackberry Fair in Whitchurch.  Building on the first 'live' test in West Kirby the model has been adapted and further developed.  More substantial windows have been added and the front facade [...]

Greener with Greggs – Earth Fest success

January 14, 2019 |

Our first 'live ' outing at a public event went well.   We arrived in good time but in damp conditions. Heavy rain before the event and further showers during set up were not ideal. In view of the conditions [...]

Greener with Greggs – testing time

January 14, 2019 |

With some key elements in place, testing has now begun.  We need to start looking at the model through the thermographic camera in order to find out how well different heat sources look. Here we have an image of the [...]

Greener with Greggs – Wrapping up

January 14, 2019 |

Time for another update on the model making. Alan has been working hard wrapping one of the two semis with insulation.  Previous the side wall and top floor ceiling had been insulated. Now the rear wall and floor have been [...]

Greener with Greggs – A photo for the competition?

January 14, 2019 |

We wanted to enter the Greener with Greggs photo competition.  Unfortunately because we are not quite there yet with our project, we can't post the perfect picture that we wanted to.  In my mind's eye I can see the image. [...]

Greener with Greggs – A new perspective

January 14, 2019 |

In order to give  people a new perspective on energy efficiency we are creating an exhibit they can see in different ways: 'As is' -  a model showing one house with energy efficiency measures and one without. Thermally -  using [...]

Greener with Greggs – our project begins

January 14, 2019 |

Delighted to begin our #GreenerwithGreggs journey! Earlier in the year we inherited a dolls house with the hope that one day we could use it to create an interactive model to showcase the benefits of energy efficiency measures. Thanks to [...]

Latest social updates from #Greggs4Good

Being prompted to provide updates on this platform helped us stay focused on what we were delivering through the grant support. It helped us record some often hidden volunteer effort and document outcomes. By being part of a network of others doing likewise, it felt like we were part of something bigger.

Bryan, Sticky Exhibits – 2018 grantee

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