Co-op sponsors buns of mass production for soldiers

Strathblane Co-Op 13 old mugdock road. pic of Louise Bennet with manager Jordan Mooney and ingredients supplied by Co-Op for her buns of mass production for the soldiers. 'Photo Emma Mitchell'10/7/13

Strathblane Co-Op 13 old mugdock road. pic of Louise Bennet with manager Jordan Mooney and ingredients supplied by Co-Op for her buns of mass production for the soldiers. 'Photo Emma Mitchell'10/7/13

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A Strathblane mum with sons in the armed forces is thrilled that her local Co-op is going to sponser the cakes she sends to soldiers around the world.

Louise Bennet started making the tasty treats which she named ‘buns of mass production’ in 2003 and she has posted over 70,000 to various locations since then and now she produces 500 per week.

Her eldest son George is an interpreter in Afghanistan and before that he was a captain with 42 Commando Royal Marines, Matthew is a second lieutenant with the Royal Marines and her third son Simon is a junior doctor who plans to join the Territorial Army.

The Co-op is going to supply Louise with ingredients for six months on a monthly basis. That includes 128 eggs, 18 kilos of flour, 20 kilos of mixed fruit, 16 pints of milk, six jars of ground mixed spice and 2,000 paper cake cases.

Louise said: “This is the first time in over ten years that anyone has offered to help me so I’m delighted.

“I’m so grateful to the Co-op, they deserve some recognition.”

Many buns she sends are received by soldiers in the 2 Scots battalion of The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Jordan Mooney, store manager The Co-op, which opened recently, said: “This is part of our community work which is very important to us.

“Louise is very passionate about this and we were glad we could help her with it.”