About The Team Communications, Impact & Research Sophia Dettmer, Head of Communications What motivates you to work for Magic Breakfast? Visiting a Magic Breakfast club is an instant tonic as the children are fabulous and it is very apparent how important the club is to their school day. Listening to testimonials from head teachers is extraordinary. Learning from them how a child’s life can be turned around because they are no longer hungry in the morning makes me want to tell as many people as possible what a huge impact a simple, healthy, breakfast can have. Favourite breakfast: Porridge topped with fresh strawberries and blueberries. Katie Freeman, Impact, Data and Research Manager What motivates you to work for Magic Breakfast? Mornings are hard enough without an empty stomach! No child should have to worry about their next meal or miss out on vital learning because they haven't had breakfast. Favourite breakfast: Avocado on sourdough with poached eggs and lots of cracked pepper. Mmmmmm! Martin Reymert, Impact and Research Officer What motivates you to work for Magic Breakfast? I have always been passionate about an equal society where all children have the same opportunities to pursue their dreams. In the UK today, children living in poverty and hunger are massively disadvantaged compared to children growing up in more stable households. I therefore believe that Magic Breakfast’s work, ensuring that all children have access to a healthy breakfast to kick-start their school day, is important to bridge this gap. Favourite breakfast: Poached eggs and avocado on toast Susan Soper, Communications Manager What motivates you to work for Magic Breakfast? The fact that children in the UK are starting their school day unable to learn because they are too hungry is shocking. Magic Breakfast is doing something incredibly positive towards ending hunger as a barrier to education, it is great to be part of that. Favourite breakfast: Poached eggs on granary toast with lots of black pepper. Anne Forgiel-Jenkins, Press and Celebrity Manager What motivates you to work for Magic Breakfast? In this day and age, it feels wrong that children are going to school hungry. I’m passionate about raising awareness of this in the media to help make a difference to children’s and family’s lives. Favourite breakfast: Poached eggs on wholegrain toast with smashed avo (with a sprinkle of Worcestershire sauce to make it sing!) Plus coffee, lots of coffee! Jo Matthews, Press and Celebrity Manager (maternity cover) What motivates you to work for Magic Breakfast? Every child deserves the same chance in life, and which starts with basic needs such as healthy food and access to education. It’s heart-breaking that so many children arrive at school too hungry to learn. Hunger is a huge issue in itself, but when it then impacts a child’s education it can have long term effects on their future. Working at Magic Breakfast I feel proud to be helping make a change to children’s lives, both the short and long term. Favourite breakfast: I’m a stickler for a healthy breakfast, so I love mixing together low sugar cereals and grains, and topping it with blueberries and banana with skimmed milk. At the weekend I might treat myself to scrambled eggs on toast with some avocado, if I can ever find one at ample ripeness! Katie Clowes, Partnerships and Media Relations Manager What motivates you to work for Magic Breakfast? I wake up hungry every day but I’m lucky enough to be able to just open the fridge. The fact that there are children in the UK, a country with one of the largest and richest economies in the world, who have to go hungry is disgraceful. Magic Breakfast provides vital food and support so that all children can start their day focused and with full bellies. The thought that I can play a part in helping to make that happen is all the motivation I need. Favourite breakfast: In the week it’s the breakfast of champions – boiled eggs and a cup of a builder’s strength Yorkshire tea. For a weekend treat, it’s got to be a hash brown and fried egg bap with lots of chilli jam! Mohamed Ahmed, Digital Content Producer What motivates you to work for Magic Breakfast? Children up and down the country are waking up hungry. This should not be happening anywhere in the world, especially not in an economically wealthy country like the U.K. Magic Breakfast supports children at risk of hunger, and being able to help and make difference in these communities is very important to me. Favourite breakfast: Acai Bowl or Greek Yogurt with Fruit.