Comedian Jason Manford recently visited Brinnington Big Local, a Groundwork project in his hometown of Stockport, to kick off Quaker’s ‘Share the Warmth’ campaign to help communities facing challenging times this winter.

The campaign will see Groundwork administer a cash donation from Quaker in the form of grants to support just over 45 warm hubs across the UK, which are heated drop in centres where people struggling with rising energy costs can go to meet their neighbours. 

A full list of the warm hubs that Quaker is helping to support can be found below:

For many people across the UK, warm hubs are a lifeline where people have access to a warm, safe space and can socialise and share stories. During the current financial climate, people need to access these warm hubs more than ever. We really value the support of brands like Quaker, which allows us to help more people when they need it most.

Graham Duxbury, Groundwork’s UK Chief Executive

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About Groundwork

Groundwork is a charity working locally and nationally to transform lives in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities.

We’re passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny, and no one is held back by their background or circumstances. We help people gain confidence and skills, get into training and work, protect and improve green spaces, lead more active lives and overcome significant challenges such as poverty, isolation, low skills and poor health:

About Quaker

Quaker is also donating up to 2.5 million warm breakfasts*, working in partnership with charities Magic Breakfast and FareShare. 

*For each promotional pack sold up to a maximum of 2.5 million packs, Quaker will donate 1 bowl of porridge to its charity partners Magic Breakfast & FareShare equivalent to 1 x 40g serving of Quaker Rolled Oats (RRP of £1.95 per box for 1kg) or 1 x 27g serving of Quaker Oat So Simple (RRP of £2.75 per box of 10 sachets). Magic Breakfast – Registered charity number 1102510 in England & Wales and SC048202 in Scotland.  FareShare – Registered charity number 1100051 in England. Quaker has donated £55,000 to Groundwork to support 47 heat hubs. Groundwork – Registered charity number 291558 in England & Wales.