A KIND-hearted resident has shown her sweet side by selling hundreds of homemade treats to help disadvantaged children.
Patricia Wynne, of Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, raised £400 by selling her delicious cakes – giving The Gazette and Blackpool Council’s Give A Little, Help a Lot campaign a much needed boost.
The campaign, which will ensure less fortunate children get extra special gifts this year, is being led by Blackpool Council’s deputy leader Coun Fred Jackson, his wife Pamela and backed by The Gazette.
Mrs Wynne said: “I bake cakes to raise money for local charities. When I saw the story in The Gazette about the campaign, I thought it was the perfect cause to donate to.
“It must be heartbreaking for children to wake up on Christmas morning without any presents which is why I wanted do to my bit to help.”
The campaign is encouraging people to donate extra gifts for Christmas or give non-perishable food and cash.
Coun Jackson, deputy leader for Blackpool Council, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of local residents. This is a wonderful contribution from Patricia. It will go a long way in helping us to improve the lives of families this Christmas.”
Mrs Wynne is a member of New Central Methodist Church where a group of members, who wish to remain anonymous, have donated a further £100.
Donations can be made at the council offices at Corporation Street, Progress House on Clifton Road, Lee House on Plymouth Road, the Solaris Centre on New South Promenade, the Enterprise Centre on Lytham Road, and at The Gazette offices on Avroe Crescent in Blackpool.
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