An award-winning charity in the South East,

supporting female survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery.

Scrumptious homemade cakes, delicious artisan breads
and a little taste of freedom.

Recipients of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2020

Recipients of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2020

How It Works

The Bramber Bakehouse programme is designed to give women the confidence, knowledge and skills for a positive future. From the first day to graduation, they take part in baking workshops, receive wellbeing support and learn fundamental skills which support and empower them with their aspirations. The programme focuses on three key components:


Baking Skills

Every week we teach baking skills, including an opportunity to complete a Food Hygiene qualification.


Life Skills

We offer a space to empower women, equipping them with skills for the future, whatever they want to achieve.


Ongoing Support

We celebrate every woman’s success and provide support to help them onto the next stage of their journey.

“Bramber Bakehouse is so different to anything I’ve ever done before, I just love it. The team are very understanding and helpful. Because of them, I am stronger in myself”

– Bramber Graduate


  • Lucy Butt
    Lucy Butt Charity Manager

    Co-Founder of Bramber Bakehouse, Lucy is passionate about women receiving equal opportunities and living positive and thriving lives. She sets the strategic direction of the charity and is responsible for the day-to-day operations. 

  • Martha Schlee-Bamford
    Martha Schlee-Bamford Baker

    As well as baking from a young age, Martha completed a Masters in Gender, Violence and Conflict and has worked in the women’s sector for a number of years. Responsible for our baking programme, Martha also creates scrumptious goods which part-fund our charitable work.

  • Yeree Woo
    Yeree Woo Programme Coordinator

    Yeree is passionate about empowering women to be their own best advocate,  creating safe spaces centred on shared vulnerability and mutual flourishing. She develops and delivers our wellbeing and life skills workshops which integrate into our baking programme. 

  • Matt Heath
    Matt Heath Trustee

    Matt is involved in a number of businesses – from IT consultancy to a chain of speciality coffee shops.

  • Anne Read
    Anne Read Trustee

    Until recently, Anne held the position of Director for Anti Trafficking and Modern Slavery for the Salvation Army.

  • Alistair Wickens
    Alistair Wickens Chair

    Alistair is  our chair of trustees, alongside being Chief Executive of Goscombe Homes, an innovative start up looking to solve the UK’s housing crisis.

  • Dan Preston
    Dan Preston Trustee

    Dan is a branding & marketing consultant. He’s been with Bramber since the start, and has mastered a lemon drizzle.

  • Hollin Preston
    Hollin Preston Trustee

    Hollin is the co-founder of Bramber, alongside Lucy. She lives by the sea and is employed as a secondary school teacher.

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Bramber Bakehouse is a Registered Charity No: 1172837 | 0333 344 7532

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