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Anne Gardner MBE, founder of local catering charity, passes away aged 86

The Crumbs Project, which provides ‘training for independence’ pre-employment programmes for mixed ability adults, was founded by Anne in 1997. The concept arose from home, when her daughter was diagnosed with Schizophrenia at age 17. During a time when long-term stay in mental hospital was often normal, Anne identified a need for adults in long-stay […]

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Crumbs Monthly Lunch Club!

We’re launching a new monthly lunch club for all you Crumbs lovers! Following on from a successful Cream Tea Launch event, we’ll be hosting our 5h Crumbs Community Lunch on the 16th of August, 12:30pm at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Christchurch (BH23, 1EH). This lunch will kickstart our new Crumbs monthly lunch club. Held on […]

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Crumbs partners up to promote employment!

The Crumbs project is set to partner Face Forward in effort to support marginalised young adults seeking employment! One of our main goals here at Crumbs, is to provide support and provide professional development for mixed ability young adults. We’re partnering up with the Face Forward to take this project one step further! So, what […]

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Bourne2sing!

“Bourne2Sing” in aid of Crumbs! Male Voice Choir Singing Popular Songs for Easy Listening ST Mark’s Church, Talbot Village, Bournemouth Friday the 14th July 2017 at 7.30 p.m. The choir will be singing in aid of the Crumbs Project with compere and guest artiste TICKETS £8-50 per person ( concessions £7-00 ) to include coffee […]

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Crumbs boosts catering sales!

The Crumbs Project has increased catering sales by 12.3% in 2016. Well done everyone! Here at Crumbs, as well as depending upon charitable income, we also look to promote food sales as an important source of income to improve sustainability and to ensure a realistic commercial environment for our trainees. By increasing catering sales by […]

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The Crumbs project turns 20!

We celebrated our 20th anniversary in style. Cake galore and a well attended VIP party On Monday 24th April 2017 the celebrations began with our annual AGM followed by a presentation ‘Towards Independence’ by our chairman, Douglas Eyre. Local businesses Sturtons & Tappers, Domestic Angels and Anglo Continental kindly gave speeches and described the benefits […]

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TV DEBUT FOR OUR GRADUATE!

                          Former Crumbs trainee, Chris Cribbett has made his TV debut on BBC 3’s new hit series, I’m Different: Let Me Drive. Chris was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as a teenager and fears the unknown and unpredictable. Finding everyday tasks a challenge, Chris […]

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CRUMBS, WHAT A CAKE!

Laura Hurst, one of our talented trainees shares her recent cake creation. Laura, who suffers with severe anxiety, is pictured with her incredible Wombles themed cake. Laura is one of several trainees currently enrolled on a specialist ‘training for independence’ pre-employment programme run by us. Laura has been a trainee since 2015 and was recently […]

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Bournemouth Echo: Anne is made life president of skills charity she helped found

THE founder of a charity which helps people gain employment skills has been made its life president. Anne Gardner OBE, from Bournemouth, founded the Crumbs Project nearly 20 years ago to help adults with mental health issues, learning disabilities and stabilised drug and alcohol addiction learn vital everyday skills through catering work. Last week she […]

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