Crowdfunder Stories

Crowdfunder Stories  

In this Crowdfunder commission, we were tasked with telling the incredible story of businesses who have utilized the Crowdfunder platform and transformed their businesses. We honed in on the Stoneham Bakehouse and its journey from a single oven in a pizza shop to a place that unites and empowers a community. Beginning with an interview inside the kitchen of Stoneham Bakehouse, we talked to Bakehouse director Simon Cobb who’s own experience of depression and anxiety was a motivating factor in him wanting to give others the opportunity to experience the therapeutic benefits of baking. Having suffered a breakdown after 14 years as a primary school teacher, Simon says the only constant source of positivity was the act of making bread; both the physical act of needing and the emotional act of giving the bread away once finished. With these sources of inspiration and despite extreme financial limitations, the concept of Stoneham Bakehouse was born.