Greggs, the UK’s leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer, is backing “Britain’s Best Breakfast” Campaign as part of a new partnership with Carers Trust.
Carers Trust is a major charity working to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
Greggs has made a significant donation to Carers Trust, which will go towards helping the seven million unpaid carers in the UK – through the charity’s unique network of independent carers services by offering information, advice and practical support.
Britain's Best Breakfast is a national fundraising campaign to raise money to help support more unpaid carers, give them a break from their caring role – and encourage people to think about the reality of life for unpaid carers.
Today, 1 in 10 of us is a carer. That’s nearly 7 million people. So even if you aren’t a carer yourself, it’s likely you know someone who needs the support of Carers Trust.
Greggs will also support the initiative with dedicated Carers Trust donation buckets in each of its shops nationwide from 28th September – 4th October, so customers can make a donation which will go straight to the charity.
Greggs is also offering a free regular coffee to anyone who registers online to host their own ‘Britain’s Best Breakfast from 21st - 25th September.
Roisin Currie, People Director at Greggs, said: “Carers Trust is a charity Greggs are very passionate about and we are proud to get behind Britain’s Best Breakfast to help raise awareness of the issues facing UK carers.
“It’s very likely that all of us will, in some way, be affected by caring in our lifetime – whether that be through being the care giver or the person that needs care. I would encourage as many people as possible to sign up to host a Britain’s Best Breakfast event and help raise awareness and funds for this very worthy cause.”
There are seven million unpaid carers in the UK and over the next 30 years this number will increase by 3.4 million (around 60%). Three in five of people in the UK will become a carer at some point in their lives.
Gail Scott-Spicer, Chief Executive at Carers Trust, said: “Caring is one of Britain’s Biggest Challenges and that is why we want everyone to take part in our breakfast.
“Carers often work unpaid around the clock without a break. Many tell us they often don’t even have time for breakfast, missing out on an essential time of the day. With your help, Carers Trust can help ease the pressure on those that care unpaid, and provide them with breaks, support and advice.”
Greggs CEO, Roger Whiteside, will also taking a group of carers from its shops to Buckingham Palace this week to meet with Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who is the President of Carers Trust.
For more information about Carers Trust, the Britain’s Best Breakfast campaign and how you can help visit:http://www.britainsbestbreakfast.org.