The Wren bakery works with women in Leeds who face multiple barriers every day.
We offer a training programme of baking and barista skills, in a safe, relational environment, to enable women to build confidence and take steps towards employment.
We have a vintage van that provides work experience opportunities, allowing the women trainees to sell their cake and practice their barista skills twice a month in Moortown Park.
We are thankful to everyone who has come out to support us!
We started our first training programme in February 2020, a tricky year to start a social enterprise, but we are thankful we have been able to adapt and keep training.
We have seen our women grow in confidence and skills and are thrilled about the impact being part of Wren has had on their lives.
One woman says:
‘I now have something to talk about with my family that I am proud of and isn’t just my anxiety.’
We will keep journeying with these women for 2 years, to support them in work placements, and aim to commence with a new group of trainees in February 2021.
The Christian faith motivates The Wren Bakery, going the extra mile for our beneficiaries, believing in second chances, showing love and compassion without conditions, and ‘loving our neighbour as ourselves’.
We are grateful to God for equipping us to deliver this project, opening doors for us to receive grants and bringing us into contact with people who share our vision. please pray:
for our 2020 women to continue to grow in confidence and realise their potential.
for us to find the right women for the next cohort.
for continued funding.
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