Warrens Bakery, the oldest Cornish Pasty maker in the world, is thrilled to announce they have raised over £2,000 for the rugby charity Wooden Spoon, as part of their Christmas campaign, ‘Naughty or Nice’.
The campaign, which ran throughout the whole of December, saw the ultimate battle of the pasties with customers being asked to choose between the Traditional Cornish ‘Nice’ Pasty or the Festive Turkey and Cranberry ‘Naughty’ Pasty, with 10p from all the Festive Pasty purchases donated to the children’s rugby charity Wooden Spoon.
Over 10,000 Festive Turkey and Cranberry pasties were sold over the Christmas period, culminating in a donation of £1,070.40, which has been matched by Warrens totalling £2,140.80, with the full amount going towards Wooden Spoons’ Disability Tag Rugby Festival taking place this summer. The donations are a vital contribution to the tournament and will go towards sponsoring children to take part, as well as training and kit costs.
Warrens Bakery, who are huge supporters of the rugby community, also recently announced their partnership with Penzance and Newlyn RFC Youth Section, providing 475 sausage rolls, 45 vegan rolls and 120 Christmas biscuits to the Mini and Junior Section, and their opponents.
Louise Batty, Marketing Manager at Warrens Bakery, said: “We are happy that we have managed to raise this amount of money for Wooden Spoon through our ‘Naughty or Nice’ Christmas campaign. Supporting the youth rugby community and grassroots sports is very important to us and to be able to help give children the opportunity to take part in Wooden Spoons’ Tag Rugby Disability Festival is a great feeling. We would like to thank everyone who purchased a Festive pasty and helped contribute to this important cause.”
Sarah Webb, CEO Wooden Spoon, added: “We’ve been bowled over by the support from Warren’s Bakery in helping us make the Wooden Spoon’s Disability Tag Festival a reality this Summer. Wooden Spoon’s Disability Tag festival is now literally powered by pasties, allowing hundreds of children living with disabilities the chance to ‘be rugby players’ and to experience the joy and benefits of team sport.”
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