An Irvine woman baked hundreds of cupcakes to spread some joy across NHS staff and care homes.

Janet Allan, has baked more than 450 cupcakes to say thank you to the NHS staff and care workers across Irvine.

A Member Pioneer for Co-op Funeralcare, Janet donned her apron to bake over 450 cupcakes as a thank you to the NHS staff across Irvine who have supported the community throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

The idea started when Janet’s husband unfortunately suffered from a stroke at the beginning of the year.

To say thank you to all the staff at the Redburn ward for looking after her husband, Janet made one of her famous cupcake bouquets, which consisted of 50 beautifully arranged cupcakes in the shape of a flower arrangement.

When Janet realised how popular the cupcakes had been with the staff, she thought it would be a fantastic idea to bake and donate yet more bouquets to other hospitals and care homes across Irvine, which have been working incredibly hard over the last few months in the fight against COVID-19.

The cupcakes have been since been delivered to Woodland View at Ayrshire Central Hospital, Fullarton Care Home and Abbeyfield Care Home.

Janet said: “I’ve always loved baking and the joy it brings to people, so the least I could do was to bake some cupcakes to the staff at Redburn Hospital who cared for my husband when he was recovering from his stroke

as their care was second to none.

“It was incredibly heart-warming to know that they really appreciated the cupcakes that I baked for them, so it only felt right to show my gratitude to all of the NHS staff who are working so tirelessly across Irvine, whether they are helping people like my husband to recover from a stroke, or they are on the front line of the Coronavirus.

“On behalf of everyone across the Co-op Funeralcare homes in North Ayrshire, I would like to personally thank all of the NHS staff

for putting their lives at

risk to help those that are sick.”