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12 Sep 2017

The Good Loaf Bakery

An artisan bakery, which won a national award for helping women to rebuild their lives after crime, opened its doors for a special event.

The Good Loaf bakery made the headlines last year when it was awarded a Community Award by the Howard League for Penal Reform. Visitors were able to join a tour of the project to find out more about its success.

The bakery, in Northampton, provides employment and training opportunities to help women lead crime-free lives.

Women involved in the project can get jobs, work placements, training in baking and cookery, and experience in providing a community bakery and café to local businesses and residents.

Speakers at the event included Frances Crook, Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform; Suzy Van Rooyen, Chief Executive of The Good Loaf CIC; Lady Edwina Grosvenor; and David Laing, HM Lord Lieutenant for Northamptonshire.

Notes to editors

  1. The Howard League for Penal Reform is the oldest penal reform charity in the world. It is a national charity working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison.
  1. The Good Loaf was the winning entry in the Women category of the 2016 Howard League Community Awards. More information about the awards can be found on the Howard League website.


Catryn Yousefi
Senior Projects Manager
The Howard League for Penal Reform
Tel: +44 (0)20 7241 7895

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