Blane bun mum: help raise a sum for forces heroes

louise bennet with her buns for afghanistan'em'29/1/10
louise bennet with her buns for afghanistan'em'29/1/10

A STRATHBLANE mum who has three sons in the armed forces is appealing for volunteers to collect cash for the soldiers’ charity Help For Heroes.

Louise Bennet already does her bit for troops on the front line as she sends them her homemade cakes.

She named them ‘buns of mass consumption’ and has posted 31,000 to various locations since she began this project in 2003 - she now produces 300 per week.

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

Now Louise wants to do even more to help the soldiers so she has taken on the role of co-ordinating a collection outside Asda in Bearsden and Maryhill.

She said: “I just wanted to do something more to help as I appreciate everything our forces do for us.

“I would really appreciate it if people could spare a few hours to stand with a bucket outside Asda so that we can raise as much as we can for this excellent cause.

“All the money raised will help wounded soldiers.”

Volunteers can choose which store and day/time suits them best, the collection takes place in August from Friday 26 to Sunday 28.

Help For Heroes was founded by Bryn and Emma Parry in October 2007 because they wanted to do their bit for servicemen and women who’d been injured while fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.

If you’d like to help contact Louise on 01360 771 249. For more information about the appeal, visit the official Help For Heroes website at