Supporting Local Charities
At PAUL, we're proud to say that each of our London stores support several charities local and large. We donate surplus bread and products to The Felix Project, West London Day Centre, the Order of Malta, Project Soup (Oxford) and Marylebone Food Cycle.
PAUL has joined forces with The Felix Project since 2016 to help fight food waste by having our bakers create a delicious Bread Pudding from the surplus bread. The Bread Pudding and unsold loaves are collected daily by the Felix Project volunteers who deliver them to multiple charities serving the homeless, people suffering from mental illness, women in refuges, children, and the elderly. In 2018 we turned 4.5 tonnes of bread into bread pudding! In 2019 we managed to provide 36,969 MEALS to The Felix Project through our delicious bread pudding (created from our unsold bread and pastries) as well as collections made in our Holland Park and Notting Hill Gate stores.
Our annual Christmas appeal, where we donate 50p for every 400g or larger loaf sold during December each year, commenced in 2016 and has raised over £38,000. The Felix Project have used these proceeds towards new delivery vehicles for their organisation to continue providing food for those who need it.
Our Operations Team and Support Office team members regularly volunteer at Refettorio Felix to help give a plate of food to those that normally go without. You can find out more about this great charity on their website.
Australia thanks you!
Due to the fantastic efforts of our staff, and through the wonderful loyalty of our customers, PAUL UK has managed to raise a staggering £23,000 to contribute to the rehabilitation of wildlife and eco-systems severely affected by the ongoing fires in Australia. This is an incredible achievement in 1 day from all hot drink sales on 24th January 2020, which would not have happened without our awesome customers and amazing staff.
For any enquiries relating to PAUL’s charity work or questions about fundraising, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.