Rachel started volunteering at Brunswick in January 2013 and then joined the staff team in October 2013.

Experience before joining Brunswick

I have managed a fairtrade shop, set up and run a community cafe, worked for a wedding dress designer and set up a small fairtrade business importing crafts from two amazing projects I visited in India and Nepal.

Current roles at Brunswick

I am a crafts group leader, one to one support worker and cover worker, which basically means I can be found anywhere at Brunswick! Sometimes fabric printing and peg loom weaving in the crafts workshop, sometimes baking cakes for our weekend cafe, sometimes in the shop selling our homegrown leeks and handmade cards to lovely customers!

 A fond Brunswick memory

The absolute pride on a worker’s face having wonderfully completed a craft project she was reluctant to try the week before. 

A little something about you:

I love dark chocolate buttons, my family, penguins, climbing mountains in the Lake District, the strawberry harvest on my allotment, baking and eating homemade bread, and everyone who tries to make our world a better, happier place.