Help for Heroes bakers needed

louise bennet
louise bennet

A STRATHBLANE mum who has three sons in the armed forces is appealing for volunteers to bake cakes to raise 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 production’ and has posted 31,000 to various locations since she began the project in 2003 - she now produces 300 per week.

Now Louise, below, is planning to take part in the charity’s national colossal cake sale campaign by selling home-made goodies at Tesco in Milngavie from 9am to 6pm on Saturday, March 31.

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.

Louise said: “I’d be grateful for any donations of cakes, home made biscuits and even jam or chutneys to sell on the day.

“I will be selling about 300 buns of mass production as endorsed by the troops who say they love them.

“I’m hoping people will support this excellent cause which does a fantastic job of looking after our soldiers.”

Louise is currently sending her buns to the Scottish detachment of the Yorkshire regiment and the Royal Marine Commandos in southern Afghanistan and British interpreters in Kandahar.

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