Bakeries produce Liberation Loaves and raise money for charity

Bakeries produce Liberation Loaves and raise money for charity

Published 08 May 2013

The RNLI in the Channel Islands is to benefit from the sale of specially produced bread to mark this year's Liberation celebrations.

Jersey and Guernsey’s RNLI branches will receive hundreds of pounds through a 25p donation for each of the traditional, hand-moulded Cottage Loaves sold to mark the Liberation.                                                         

The bread, which is now being produced by C.I. Bakery in Jersey and Warry’s in Guernsey, is a traditional, but labour intensive English crusty loaf which features a smaller top 'tier' and is based on the Cottage Loaves that were produced as a celebration of the Liberation of the islands on 9th May 1945.

Dave Chalk, Managing Director of food service provider, Cimandis, said: “Our bakers are delighted to be creating something very special for this year's Liberation Day. It will not only add nostalgia to the celebrations, it will also help to raise funds for this vital charity.”                                                                                       

A spokesman from the RNLI said: “We’re very grateful to Cimandis and the bakery teams in Jersey and Guernsey for raising funds in this way. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service and we rely on public donations and initiatives such as this to maintain our rescue service.”

The Liberation loaves will be on sale until 9th June in Co-Op, Waitrose, Checkers Xpress and Sandpiper Food Halls.

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