The Power of the Stottie

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The Power of the Stottie

Earth Doctors Ltd By Earth Doctors Ltd

To provide free baking sessions for children, families and individuals of all ages and provide breakfast bags to schools for local children in food poverty

Shieldfield Fundraising stage

pledged of £11,785
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Over a 6 month period at Big River Bakery in Newcastle we will provide family baking sessions to local families and individuals - demonstrating how to bake and cook nutritious food from scratch and on a budget and also provide breakfast bags of food to local schools to help children in food poverty - a need that has been brought to our attention by the schools. We have been contacted by 2 local schools, home schooling groups, individuals and local organisations - including West End Refugee Service / St Vincent De Pauls Charity, Newbridge Project who have all confirmed that there is the need for these activities in the local community.

What we'll deliver:

  • Provide 1000 breakfast bags to local schools for children experiencing food poverty
  • Provide 30 x baking sessions (up to 300 participants)

Why it's a great idea:

This project has numerous benefits. The baking sessions will help support local families and individuals - particularly in the present economic climate - they will support food education - demonstrate how to bake / cook affordable meals from scratch - help to minimise waste - provide skills - family activities and well-being. It will also help with the issue of social isolation - by bringing people together - particularly individuals who live alone. We also hope these sessions will be cross- generational and help with social connectedness - mental health and combat trends in loneliness - particular over the winter months coming together in the safe and warm space of the bakery.

Steps to get it done:

  • 30/11/2022 schools engaged for breakfast bags and baking scheme promoted
  • 31/12/2023 Participants recruited
  • 16/01/2023 Breakfast bags and baking activities implemented


Location Shieldfield

About the space



Newcastle City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £11,785

30 Baking Sessions - £9,000 (76%)
1000 Breakfast Bags - £2,000 (17%)
Other - £785 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

30 Baking Sessions
1000 Breakfast Bags
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Continue running the project for longer

Total £11,785

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