Visitors to an animal rescue and rehoming centre’s on-site shop can now support young people with complex autism gain vital workplace skills.

Trindledown Farm, the home of the Berkshire branch of National Animal Welfare Trust near Great Shefford, is now stocking our delicious range of baked goods.

As of Wednesday, 28 July, Trindledown Farm is stocking our range of speciality breads including our dark sour multigrain, olive flutes, and tear ‘n’ share breads.

Bread & Beyond was set up to provide work-skills training to Prior’s Court’s young people who have autism and complex learning difficulties.

Dylan Needham, Artisan Bakery Manager at Bread & Beyond, said:

It is hugely important that charities support one another and so it is fantastic news that the Berkshire branch of National Animal Welfare Trust is now stocking our products and backing our work. With only 32% of autistic adults in the UK in any form of work, it is important that the opportunity to gain employment-relevant skills is available to the young people at Prior’s Court. By becoming a stockist, Trindledown Farm and its visitors to Bailey’s Café are helping to support our young people to thrive. All profits from Bread & Beyond products go back into the work of the Prior’s Court Foundation so customers will be supporting efforts to close the ‘autism employment gap’ – as well as enjoying delicious, hand-crafted baked goods.

Cy Grove, Fundraising and Supporter Relations Officer at Trindledown Farm, said:

We have chosen to work alongside Bread & Beyond because of the project’s uniqueness and great work that it does for those with autism. As well as supporting those at Prior’s Court, the sale of the range of breads will help to raise money for the rescue animals in our care. Therefore, by purchasing the bread from Trindledown, buyers support two causes at once. We are excited to be stocking their products which are a great addition to our local produce shop at the farm.

Although the café and farm at Trindledown Farm are currently closed to visitors to have a walk around, the on-site shops are open to purchase Bread & Beyond products

Baking is an activity which suits the strength and skills of people with autism; highly process driven, practical and with an end product which is rewarding and motivating.

While the bakery shop at Prior’s Court is not open to the general public, Bread & Beyond products are available at Londis Chieveley Village Stores, Stockcross Village Stores, and Aldbourne Post Office, near Marlborough.

If you're interested in becoming a stockist, please get in touch via [email protected]