Retirement fundraiser for Graham Cotton launched

Graham Cotton picking winners in bakery 2015 600pxA crowdfunder is aiming to raise £1,000 as a retirement gift for Graham Cotton, who closed his landmark Triangle bakery at the weekend after 49 years, “as a token of appreciation for his service to the community”.


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As we reported on Thursday, Graham had to shut up his Triangle bakery this weekend for the final time due to health issues.

Now a crowdfunder has been launched by local resident Alex Bluemel.

“I thought that it would be great to let Graham know how much the local community appreciate everything he's done over the past five decades and this gesture would be a nice way of setting him off on his retirement,” Alex told

At the time of writing the fundraiser on had already raised 42% of its target.

If you wish to contribute the JustGiving page is here.

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