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Mother of soldier wounded in Afghanistan urges people to join charity fundraiser ‘Bake for Heroes’

A nursery manager whose son was wounded in Afghanistan has encouraged cake lovers in Wrexham to take part in some culinary fun and raise funds for the Charity which assisted him during his recovery.

Lisa Holland, 47, joined forces with Help for Heroes after her son Daniel was injured, and has taken part in Bake for Heroes, the Nation’s biggest bake sale, in each year since 2013.

Daniel was injured in Afghanistan in 2012 – with Lisa praising the Charity for their support in the aftermath of his injury.

With the now former soldier’s time heavily spent indulging in his hobby of racing cars, made possible thanks to a grant from Help for Heroes.

It is this connection which has spurred Lisa into giving something back via baking, and it is a pastime she takes “great pleasure in”.

“Help for Heroes were amazing when Daniel came home, and they have been a massive support for us,” Lisa explained.

“But I love making cakes, and to be able to combine something I really enjoy with giving something back is fantastic.”

This year’s Bake for Heroes campaign runs between Saturday 23rd June and Sunday 1st July.

All money raised will go towards our wounded, injured and sick service personnel, veterans and their loved ones.

Lisa added that her previous stall, held at Cherry Hill Drive Nursery on Borras Park Road, was such a hit that strangers from the local community walking in and joining in with the festivities.

“It was great to see people smiling and enjoying themselves,” added Lisa.

“I am really looking forward to this year’s event and will continue to support a cause that means so much to my family.”

To register to take part visit www.bakeforheroes.org.uk or call 01980 846459.

A free fundraising pack will be sent to every Bake for Heroes organiser to help make each event a success. The packs include collecting boxes, a sweepstake game, bunting, balloons and pricing stickers.

You can also share your pictures on Twitter by using the hashtag #BakeforHeroes

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