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Oswin Project wins silver at the Dalemain World Marmalade Awards.

The Oswin Project, who run a training bakery and café in HMP Northumberland, struck silver for their Marmalade at the Dalemain International Marmalade awards this weekend, which judges labelled as ‘a good looking jar with a great set & texture’.

They achieved Silver for their Seville marmalade in the Prisons category, a new award for 2024 inspired by the Paddington 2 film.  The team of prisoners who made the marmalade were led by Verity, one of the charity volunteers.  She said “ A well deserved award for a great team effort to make an Oswinners brilliant idea happen. All credit to Oswinner SP, he had never made marmalade before but his attention to the preparation and improvisation in making the equipment we had to do the job just shows what a determined belief can achieve. Personally I am so glad my sleepless night wondering if we had a achieved a good set was worth it; that was a leap of faith too. “.

The Homemade Marmalade Awards received entries from more than 33 countries from across the world, including Ukraine, Spain, Canada, Brazil, Czech Republic, Japan and Argentina.

Speaking of their success, Fiona Sample CEO of the charity said:  “Congratulations to everyone in Café 16 in HMP Northumberland  who took part in making this marvellous marmalade”

James Stoddart, our Project Co-ordinator was interviewed for French TV:

Marmalade fest celebrates quintessential British breakfast treat (

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