Strathblane mum helps the troops

Asda Bearsden -Help for Heroes'L/R: Children Callum & Louis Grochla, after donating their pences, also enjoyed Louise's cakes, with them David Parker.  '12th may 2012'pic: Roberto Cavieres
Asda Bearsden -Help for Heroes'L/R: Children Callum & Louis Grochla, after donating their pences, also enjoyed Louise's cakes, with them David Parker. '12th may 2012'pic: Roberto Cavieres

Strathblane mum Louise Bennet helped to collect £1,217 in donations for soldier’s charity Help For Heroes by shaking her bucket for donations at Asda Bearsden.

She also made £563 by selling merchandise, making a total of £1,780. She is with Callum and Louis Grochla who donated their pennies and volunteer David Parker.

The event was organised by Stephen McIntyre, another Help For Heroes volunteer.

All three of Louise’s sons are in the armed forces - her eldest som George has just left the Royal Marines (he was a captian with 42 Commando) and is now working security in London, Matthew is a second lieutenant with the Royal Marines and Simon is a junior doctor who plans to join the Territorial Army.

Louise also sends homemade cakes to soldiers on the front line named ‘buns of mass production’ she has sent 46,000 since she started in 2003 - and now produces about 300 per week.

She also raised £2,204.99 at her colossal cake sale at Tesco, Milngavie, at the end of last month. (Ref: m20721a)