Cakes delivery says thanks to care home staff
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