Did you know Bramber Bakehouse is made up of 14 amazing volunteers, covering areas from transport and baking to employability workshops to the trustee board?
In this short blog series we will be introducing you to our team of volunteers. Helping you get to know them, their work and their love for Bramber a little more.
Today, we would like to introduce you to Kathryn.
Kathryn has played a big part in our Bramber Bakehouse workshops over recent years and continues to be a key member of the team.
So Kathryn, what’s your role at Bramber Bakehouse and when did you first join?
‘I’m a facilitator on the employability training team and part of the Sunday selling team. I first joined Bramber in November 2017.’
Why did you want to join the charity?
‘Slavery and trafficking, for many of us, is something that makes my heart ache and I wanted to do something about it. For a long time I had this idea of going abroad to help with charities but I was once challenged to think about the need here in England. When I heard about Bramber, I immediately felt it was something I wanted to be a part of.’
What’s been your highlight so far?
‘There are so many! One thing I love about Bramber is witnessing the journey the women go on. It’s amazing to see how shy some of the women are at the beginning but by the end are full of confidence and hope. I feel so privileged to have met lots of wonderful women, to have gotten to know them, laughed and cried with them and watched them experience such joy.’
What would you say to people who have not yet heard about Bramber Bakehouse?
‘I would say that Bramber Bakehouse is a charity that has a passion for women finding freedom at the core of it. It’s an amazing place where baked goods are eaten, friendships are made and hope is found.’
What’s your favourite Bramber bake?
‘The sausage rolls – they are amazing!’