Our Responsibilities

Our Responsibilities

As a family business, we’ve been baking a bunch of delicious things since Robert Roberts founded the business, back in 1887. We’ve grown from being a little town bakery, selling fresh bread to the people of Northwich, to a much bigger family bakery that feeds folk all across England and North Wales. Still based in Northwich, we now bake up around 3.5 million loaves every single week. You can see them rotating inside our brilliantly iconic, see-through cooling towers. If you’re in town, come and say hello!

Community has always been hugely important to us here at Roberts, and we try to support local causes in any way we can. From cooking lessons in schools to charitable grants, brass band fundraisers to huge charity bake-offs, we’re always up for new and exciting ways to get involved in our local community.

Charities we support

We provide ongoing support to three nominated charities every year, each chosen by the Roberts family. At least two of the charities selected are local, but we also welcome ad-hoc requests from other fundraisers and organisations. Our nominated charities for 2017 are:

The Children's Adventure Farm Trust

The Children's Adventure Farm Trust

Based in Altrincham with facilities spread over 10 acres, CAFT brings a little light and fun into the lives of children who have known terrible hardships at such an early age.  Providing a variety of programmes for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children, from all over the North West, each child who attends the Adventure Farm is treated as an individual with their own strengths, likes and dislikes, with disability never treated as a barrier to participation.

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Prevent Breast Cancer

Prevent Breast Cancer

The only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer, Prevent is committed to freeing the world from the disease altogether, making it avoidable for future generations, through focus on prevention rather than cure.  Through the promotion of early diagnosis, screening and advice on lifestyle changes, the charity also collaborates with others, such as the Manchester Breast Centre, to influence change in breast cancer services, and join up with the best experts in the field, which enables Prevent to remain at the forefront of the UK’s preventative research.

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St. Luke's Hospice

St. Luke's Hospice

St Luke’s Hospice offers a wide range of services to support people living with life limiting illnesses in mid and south Cheshire. The focus is on caring, whether this be for symptom control, palliative care or through complementary therapies, individuals enter a positive environment, with professionals supporting the wide ranging needs of those visiting the centre, based in Winsford.  The charity also provides support for the families of patients, offering counselling, bereavement support and ‘time out’ activities.

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Apply for charitable support

If you think we can help you or your charity, do fill in the form below – we look over every single application we receive, and will always do our best to help!

We invite applications for food or small financial donations, from local organisations that fulfil the listed criteria. As a bakery, it’s always much easier for us to donate lots of lovely baked goodies, rather than offer financial support, so please bear that in mind. We only accept applications received through our website – we then look over all the requests on the first Monday of every month. Bear with us – we read every application very thoroughly, so please allow 4 weeks for your application to be processed.

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    Apply for charitable support

    As a bakery based in the heart of a buzzing town, community has always been hugely important to us here at Roberts, and we try to support local causes in any way we can. If you think we can help you or your charity, do fill in the form below – we look over every single application we receive, and will do our best to help! Find out more about the charities we already work with
    • Your contact details
    • Details of charitable cause
    • For product donations please provide details of the fundraising event
    • *Please note collections are from 11.00am - 12 noon Mon-Friday from our bakery
    • For financial contributions including sponsorship please provide
The school of brilliant baking

The school of brilliant baking

Our regional school programme gets children learning all about the history of bread, how to make it and its (often under-appreciated) nutritional value. We’re out to inspire kids, through seriously fun, inventive baking.

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Governance

 

To read our Terms and Conditions, please click here.

To read our First Modern Slavery Policy Statement, please click here.

To view our signed Second Modern Slavery Statement, please click here. 

To read our full Gender Pay Report, please click here.

Jobs

Over the past 130 years, our team has grown into one big family, with the same family values at our heart. And we’re always looking for wonderful people to join our team. Even if we don’t have a vacancy right now, do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you, and there might be something we can do.

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