The Cookie Bar is a unique social enterprise that benefits children and families all over the world. A socially responsible café in Hindhead, 100% of the profits are reinvested, with 50% going to Stepping Stones School and the remainder going to our other partners. Stepping Stones School was founded in 2004 for children with mild to moderate disabilities and after starting with just a handful of students it has since established itself as a successful alternative for those struggling to thrive in mainstream education. A victim of its own success, the overwhelming demand for spaces led to the need for expansion.Last year, with the support of the DFN Foundation, Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home, opened as the secondary school.
The Cookie Bar’s affiliation with Stepping Stones School goes well beyond the financial contribution. Additionally it plays a vital role in students’ development and their transition into life after their exams. Students visit the Cookie Bar as part of their work experience where they’re able to learn new skills in a safe and forgiving environment to prepare them for entering the world of work.
We’ve enrolled a host of the nation’s food and lifestyle bloggers to share their own cookie recipes as part of our ’30 Days of Cookies’ campaign. Among those taking part are MasterChef UK runners up Billy and Jack and adventurer Sophie Radcliffe. They’re excited to spread the message of the Cookie Bar and have created a mix of recipes from home favourites such as the Choc-Chip cookie to more experimental variations.
Throughout the month we’ll be sharing new recipes from our bloggers as well as personal stories following students who have already benefitted from the great work that Stepping Stones do and the progress that they’ve made as a result.
We use the money gifted to us to support young people taking the next steps in their transitional journey either to go to college or to do an apprenticeship.Melissa Farnham - Head teacher at Stepping Stones School
You’ll be able to judge for yourselves if the blogging bakers crumble under the pressure, but don’t panic, you don’t have to travel to Hindhead to get your regular cookie fix as our subscription cookie service operates nationwide. Signing up to a regular supply is the best way for businesses to support the campaign and also a great way to treat your employees with a regular delivery of delicious cookies straight to your office. If you’re not looking for a recurring fix, their individual boxes are also brilliant gifts and they even include next day delivery to cater for those last minute shoppers.
So get involved – tell your friends, tell your family and your boss and help us to get the Cookie Bar’s cookies in offices nationwide and you can enjoy a sugar fix that’s guilt free!