Cakes de­liv­ery says thanks to care home staff

Lennox Herald - - NEWS - JENNY FOULDS

A grate­ful grand­daugh­ter has teamed up with a lo­cal baker to de­liver weekly batches of home­made cakes to a Dum­bar­ton care home.

Lau­ren Neill wanted to say thanks to Crosslet House Care Home staff who are look­ing af­ter her beloved gran Beatrice Gal­lacher, who is orig­i­nally from Bruce­hill.

Af­ter launch­ing a fundraiser which raised £600, she con­tacted Dum­bar­ton baker Gayle McCal­lum who will be de­liv­er­ing de­li­cious cakes for the next 20 weeks.

Lau­ren, mum to one-year-old Ella, heaped praise on the car­ers for work­ing un­der tough con­di­tions.

The Len­nox Her­ald re­ported a cou­ple of weeks ago how 10 res­i­dents had passed away at the home due to con­firmed or sus­pected coro­n­avirus.

She said:“My grand­mother has been in Crosslet House for just over a year now.The staff are amaz­ing there.We feel re­ally grate­ful for their sup­port and wanted to do some­thing to say thank you.

“My gran has for­tu­nately kept well but some res­i­dents she knew in the home have sadly passed away due to the virus.

“This can only have had a dev­as­tat­ing im­pact on staff and other res­i­dents.

“Gayle’s busi­ness was rec­om­mended to us so we got in touch with her and she has been great.”

Gayle has run pop­u­lar You’ll Love Our Home Bakes for the past six years and has op­er­ated a sea­sonal tea room on the Maid of the Loch for the past two years.

In De­cem­ber she took over a cof­fee shop on Glas­gow Road, which was for­merly run by Big Sparra Mu­sic Cafe.

Gayle said:“It is re­ally nice to be in­volved. It will hope­fully boost morale and let all the staff know they are be­ing thought about.”

A coun­cil spokes­woman said:“The staff have been work­ing tire­lessly and the many gifts and do­na­tions shows our staff their hard work and com­mit­ment has not gone un­no­ticed and is very much ap­pre­ci­ated.”

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Sweet treat A masked Gayle McCal­lum de­liv­ers cakes to Crosslet House for staff

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