The Shortbread Story

The shortbread story


To improve the lives of children and relieve poverty and hardship in communities of developing countries.


Through our no administration fee policy, we aim to enable you to help and support children, the environment and communities in developing countries by providing clean drinking water, decent shelter, and funding for education and micro-finance for those most in need.

We are aiming to be a part of other projects around the world, and are actively looking for partnerships with other organisations that are already ‘on the ground’, and that have a similar outlook to ours.

How It All Started

Having previously run a charitable trust that helped fund a school in Nepal, our chairman Jimmy Griffiths had seen the impact that a simple thing like the selling of shortbread can have on children’s lives.

In 2012 he decided to set up a new trust with a broader focus, and with some like-minded supporters on board the trust now sells shortbread in the local community for 50c each.

The charity seems to have developed a momentum of its own and Jimmy often jokes that it’s turning into a monster.

But he needs all the help he can get! And he is receiving it…. so many people are donating buttons, selling biscuits, and helping to organize craft groups. Jimmy is blown away by how people have been supportive and how willing and happy everyone is to help.

It’s not about me. It’s about someone who wants to help make a difference.” – Jimmy Griffith.

Jimmy’s favourite quote is

We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” – Mother Theresa 1910-1997

The Shortbread cottage
Jimmy baking shortbread
Jimmy baking fantastic shortbread
The Shortbread cottage sign