Bramley confectioners wins recognition for helping to tackle food poverty

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves with Claire O’Toole, one of the staff at Carol’s Confectioners

Bramley business Carol’s Confectioners is this week’s winner of a West Leeds Local Hero award for their work tackling food poverty.

The awards are run by Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves to recognise community spirit in the area and will run throughout the summer.

The Bramley business is one of many across the UK to step up to help parents put food on the table.

The duo were nominated by Bramley resident Jo Fiddes, who said:

“The work they have done over school holidays to ensure that children and parents are able to access free meals, when they may not do otherwise, has been extremely encouraging and thoughtful. It has certainly inspired me!”

The business was presented with their certificate by Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves, who is running the awards. She said:

“Throughout the pandemic, Carol’s has done some amazing work in the community, such as providing free school meals for children in the school holidays. A well-deserved winner and I am a particular fan of their cheese salad sandwiches!”

Bramley ward has the second-highest rates of child poverty in the city.

Nominations for the Leeds West Local Hero are now open. E-mail if you would like to nominate a local hero.


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