£3,600 Donated To Our Local NHS Charity…
The last few months have been like no other period in our history in terms of disruption and unknown. We have been operating with a skeleton staff, answering enquiries and delivering equipment – but at the same time, seeing the county struggle through the pandemic and all that this entails. From families being separated, children being homeschooled and all of society trying to get used to this new normality – and it’s scary. Throughout we’ve been amazed by the strength and courage of our industry. We’ve said it before however never has it felt so true, that the baking family in the UK is like nothing else, we feel amazingly proud to know, and work with so many, of these amazing people and companies.
Across the UK, bakers are adapting in ways they would never have envisaged having to, with staff shortages, social distancing measures to adhere to in shops and many other uncertainties – we say a huge well done to them all.
At the community level, many are baking bread to serve demand that’s growing across village shops, micro bakeries and other outlets and the increased enquiries we’ve seen for equipment to achieve this has been unexpected. The Rofco oven range suits these producers like nothing else, with the ability to bake authentic breads in a larger than domestic scale, they are ideal and bakers are ordering them at high levels to help keep up with a new demand for even more local, authentic and available bread.
We wanted to show our appreciation for the orders of Rofco ovens we are taking but also to those bakers for bravely baking for their communities and the public, therefore for every Rofco ordered since ‘lockdown’ began we are donating £50 to our local NHS charity, Love Musgrove.
We want to give back and support these nurses and organisations in any way that we can, and feel this may help in just a very small way.
Between the beginning of lockdown and the 4th May, we had taken 30 orders for Rofco ovens, so our initial opening donation stood at £1,500. Between then and the 15th June when retail was brought out of lockdown, we have taken another 42 orders bringing the total to 72, adding £2,100 and bringing our donation grand total to £3,600 for Love Musgrove.
We would also like to give a special thanks to our fulfilment manager’s daughter Niamh, aged 12, who has been off school due to lockdown, but has been helping to manage the donation amounts for us!