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Bakers Funeral Services take pride in supporting our local community - sometimes through sponsorship or even offering a helping hand. If you would like Bakers Funeral Services to sponsor your activity or an event please do not hesitate to contact email enq@bakersfunerals.co.uk

Danbury and Little Baddow Open Gardens Open Day - Sunday 12th June

The Danbury and Little Baddow Open Gardens Open Day taking place on Sunday 12th June is a lovely day out. It provides inspiration – whether a specific part of your garden or if you want to redesign your garden completely but don’t know where to start - what better way than having a look at other gardens! Garden owners will be happy to talk about their lawns, lakes etc.

Building on last year’s success, there will be activities on the green at Eves Corner as part of the day with stalls selling local crafts, jams, cakes, family fun and much more. Bakers Funeral Services were so proud to sponsor the event again this year, to offer support to our community and help raise money for Farleigh Hospice.

Christmas Window, created by St Johns School

Danbury and Little Baddow Open Gardens

A group of pupils from Years 1 and 6 at St Johns CofE Primary School recently decorated a window belonging to Bakers Funeral Services Ltd. They filled the window on Eves Corner in Danbury, with as many wrapped boxes as they could fit in! With the intention to run a “Guess how many presents are in the window competition” for the whole school to take part. To allow the pupils who created the window to take part in the competition, without an unfair advantage, Bakers added some extra presents!

Similar to the “Guess how many sweets are in the jar” game, one winner from each class will be chosen at random from the winning entries, to win a small prize donated by Bakers.

Christmas Tree Exhibition at St John the Baptist, Danbury

Danbury and Little Baddow Open Gardens

Bakers Funeral Services took part in St John's Tree Exhibition again this year, to help raise money for the Church.

The event was held over the first weekend in December 2021 and was very popular with local people visiting to view the exhibition. Children were also able to meet Father Christmas and take part in craft activities.

Many visitors to the exhibition hung written messages on our tree, in memory of someone they have loved and lost.

Danbury and Little Baddow Open Gardens

Danbury and Little Baddow Open Gardens

After being cancelled last year due to Covid restrictions the Danbury and Little Baddow OPen Gardens was able to go ahead for 2021. Things were a little different to allow the event to keep its attendees safe and able to socially distance, but was a great success. One thing which was new this year was inviting local businesses to hold a stall in open air on Eves Corner, central to the event. This was so popular it looks like it may remain a permanent feature of the event.

Bakers Funeral Services were so proud to sponsor the event again this year, to offer support to our community and help raise money for Farleigh Hospice.

Loved by Danbury

This December staff at Bakers Funeral Services Ltd and it's sister company Bakers of Danbury Ltd collected donations for the Loved by Danbury Christmas Gift Appeal. The Danbury Community Volunteer Group, which was originally set up to help the vulnerable during the first national lockdown by collecting essential shopping, prescriptions and offer friendship to the self-isolating, had identified a number of families and individuals within the local community who were particularly struggling as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Together with other initiatives set up by the Volunteer Group, they formed the Loved by Danbury Christmas Gift Appeal, which was led by their volunteer member Stephanie Smith, to provide gifts and hampers to the most vulnerable in the local community.

Bakers of Danbury donated a car boot full to the brim with new toys and gifts suitable for all ages, from children to the elderly. As we knew the volunteer group were also making hampers we donated luxury items, as well as every day essentials from tea bags to toothbrushes to go in the hampers.

We would like to thank all of our staff for donating with so much generosity, and also thank Stephanie Smith and the rest of the volunteers who dedicate so much of their time to help and support the vulnerable within our local community, not just at Christmas but throughout the whole pandemic.

To find out more about how you can support the initiatives led by Danbury Community Volunteer Group or to find out more about how the volunteer group supports the most vulnerable in our local community, visit www.danburycorona.com

Bakers Funerals sponsor Danbury 1st Scouts Fireworks event 2019

Danbury 1st Scouts Firework Display

Bakers Funeral Services are proud to sponsor Danbury Fireworks 2019, which will take place Saturday 2nd November.

Danbury Fireworks is an annual Firework Display organised and run by around 200 volunteers. Set up 51 years ago, with a group of supporters together with families of 1st Danbury Scout Group and a £20 box of fireworks to raise some money for the group, the Firework display now attracts hundreds of people from the area and still raises money for the 1st Danbury Scout Group.

The money raised by the Firework display each year goes a long way to financing the expenditure of running the 1st Danbury Scout Group including the recently built new scout headquarters.

Tickets for are now on sale from local outlets including online at: www.danburyfireworks.org.uk

  • Tickets bought in advance: Adults £7 - Child 13 & under £3
  • Tickets bought on the gate: Adults £8 - Child 13 & under £4
  • Unaccompanied 13 year's & under will be charged as an Adult
  • Under 2's are free
  • Bakers become main sponsor for Danbury Society

    We are proud to become the main sponsor for Danbury Society (2019 to 2020). Danbury Society is a village Conservation Society which was set up over 50 years ago. The Society works to ensure that changes within the village are undertaken with sensitivity to the character of Danbury.

    Danbury Society also works to protect the natural beauty of the local landscape and to promote its maintenance as well as involve residents in interests and pursuits to enrich village life. The Society publishes three newsletters a year. The most recent newsletter talks about the traffic which passes through our village daily and the noise, dirt and air pollution that is close to or exceeds the legal limit in parts of the village. The subscription to the newsletter is just £2 a year per household. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter visit www.danburysociety.org.uk

    As part of its charitable activities, Danbury Society makes grants to village activities and organisations of all kinds. Since its formation in 1967, the Society has donated thousands of pounds ranging from improvements to Eves Corner, refurbishing the Village Hall, restoration of the Grade 1 listed Parish Church to helping out with youth organisations.

    2019 Flower Festival at St John's Parish Church in Danbury

    Flower Festival held at St John’s Parish Church in Danbury

    Bakers Funeral Services were proud to sponsor the Flower Festival held at St John's Parish Church in Danbury from Friday 6th to Monday 9th September 2019. The festival offered visitors an opportunity to enjoy the talents of the Church flower arrangers led by Suzy Gaywood, multi medallist winner at Chelsea Flower Show. Reverend Jacqui Jones wrote;

    "I should like to thank you, on behalf of the Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Danbury for your generous sponsorship donation. We hope to raise funds to assist the maintenance of our delightful heritage church in the heart of Danbury village."

    Bakers Funerals sponsor Purleigh Garden Party

    Purleigh Garden Party 3

    Bakers Funeral Services were proud to sponsor the Purleigh Garden Party, which took place on Saturday 20th July 2019, in the beautiful grounds of The Old Rectory.

    This year's Garden Party was in incredible community event, seeing over 100 local people in attendance, helping to raise funds towards the new Purleigh Playground, whilst enjoying a fantastic afternoon of live music and delicious food and drink!

    Danbury and Little Baddow Open Gardens 2019

    Flower Festival held at St John’s Parish Church in Danbury

    Bakers Funeral Services were proud to sponsor the Danbury and Little Baddow Open Gardens 2019. Danbury and Little Baddow was almost buzzing for the day with lots of people walking on foot and catching the hop-on-hop-off bus service to visit the 22 gardens open across the two villages. There were gardens open with activities to keep the children entertained such as a train ride, as well as plant sales and delicious refreshments available. All proceeds raised went to Farleigh Hospice.