We received a call last Friday from a young man called Clarke Halliday from Lurgan, Co. Armagh.

Clarke is a baker by trade having earned it in his uncle’s bakery, The Bread Basket, which was located on Queen Street, Lurgan.  Sadly, the bakery is long gone now, but Clarke still recalls the Finlay’s truck pulling up every week without fail and helping the boys offload their goods up two flights of stairs.

With recent events Clarke has been putting his own time to good use and started baking for his local elderly neighbours. He also noticed there was a lot more “footfall” on his doorstep recently, with people heading out for their daily exercise.

And so the idea came to him to set up a home bakery with all funds going to the NHS to support front line workers, whilst catering for his elderly neighbours at the same time with freshly baked goods.  Please be assured that Clarke will be adhering to all guidelines in relation to Health & Safety and Social Distancing.

Finlay Foods are thrilled to be able to provide Clarke with various bakery supplies required to support him in this fantastic effort. We are all in awe of the work being done by front line workers to keep us safe and well; and as a community the well being of our elderly neighbours at this lonely and often scary time is a priority.

We wish Clarke all the best in his endeavours and look forward to hearing about the success of his fundraising efforts!

You can also follow Clarke on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/The-Quarantine-Baker-103273168011046/

 

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