1601. Alice Williams
Alice Williams, from London, set up social enterprise 'Luminary Bakery' in 2014, which helps women who have experienced homelessness, sexual exploitation or domestic abuse access training and employment.
To date, over 50 women have graduated from their training programme, and the scheme has been expanding with support from the Tampon Tax Community Fund.
In a personal letter to Alice and the team, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“I was inspired to hear about how you are training women through the Luminary Bakery, building independence through education.
“With your six month employability programme, you have helped many women gain practical baking skills alongside essential life skills which will help them secure jobs in the future.”
Alice and the team at Luminary Bakery said:
“Luminary is a community of women working hard to bring light into situations that need it the most, so it means a lot for us to be recognised as a Points of Light honouree. The women we support have survived violence and face multiple disadvantages, but have so much potential and their resilience in the toughest of times is inspirational – a reminder for us all to always hold on to hope.”