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Muffin Break Carlisle launch innovative fundraising campaign for local hospice

Earlier this week Muffin Break in the Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle launched a new and innovative way to help the care support and activities provided to local people with life limiting illnesses.

Throughout April and into May Muffin Break have an iClaw machine, supplied by Leisurematic Ltd, in store. The machine provides customers with the opportunity to win exclusive vouchers for Muffin Break’s freshly made muffins, whilst supporting Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice. Every customer who uses the machine will be a winner and they have the option to donate to £2 to the local charity.

On Monday 8 April representatives from Muffin Break, The Lanes Shopping Centre, Leisurematic Ltd. and Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw attended the care store for the office launch of the machine.

Jonanthan Barker, Managing Director at Leisurematic Ltd, said“Leisurematic and team feel very privileged to be asked to donate an iClaw machine to help Eden Valley Hospice raise money to help with their fantastic work. We have thoroughly enjoyed working in partnership with them and Muffin Break and look forward to continuing this partnership and helping with fundraising in the future.”

Natalie Bingham, Corporate Relationship Co-ordinator at Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, said “We are delighted that Muffin Break in Carlisle have chosen to support Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw through the iClaw machine. It is a fantastic, innovative and fun way for the local community to help the care provided at the hospice whilst also being in with a chance of winning a prize too.”

Steve Lambert, Muffin Break Carlisle’s local franchisee added: “It’s a real pleasure to be able to raise money for such a worthwhile charity, that supports local people in the Carlisle area. We are excited to have the iClaw machine in store and can’t wait for our customers to give it a go! We’ve put some great prizes in the machine, to win some of our freshly baked muffins. A few lucky winners, could even win free muffins for a month!”

David Jackson, Commercial Director at The Lanes Shopping Centre, said “We welcome this new initiative by Muffin Break to support the amazing local charity, Eden Valley Hospice, and would encourage our customers to support it.”

The money raised through the iClaw machine will help Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw to provide the highest standards of care and compassion to local children and adults with life limiting illnesses. all the care and compassion is extended to the patients, family, friends and carers.

Originating in Australia, there are over 250 Muffin Break locations worldwide, with over 60 stores located in the UK. Each café is locally owned and operated, with a team of highly trained staff serving customers each day. The Muffin Break team have been baking up the best, in each store’s very own kitchen for years. With a range of breakfast, lunch and sweet treat options, not to mention their exclusive, premium coffee, Muffin Break have it all covered.

Leisurematic Ltd began it’s roots in Carlisle and has grown considerably over it’s 15 years trading and is now the UK’s leading and largest independent kiddie ride and amusement machine suppliers. Leisurematic have over 1500 machines operating nationwide and the company prides itself on supplying the safest and most up to date equipment available.

If you would like to find out more about hosting your own fundraising event in aid of Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw please visit or contact the Fundraising Team on 01228 810801.

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