A RUNCORN mum is holding a charity cake sale and raffle for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Mum-of-three Vicky Jones is hoping to raise as much money as she can to help fund vital research.
“This is something that is close to my heart as my stepmum Mandy Myers has vascular dementia and is only 63,” said Vicky, 35, from Halton Brook.
“She was a nurse for cancer research and was diagnosed when she was 57.
"Ask her anything about nursing and she can answer. It is her short term memory that is affected.
“She can’t remember what she has had for breakfast.
“She still reads the Runcorn and Widnes World.
“I love her to pieces and just want to do all I can to help this charity carry out more research.”
Vicky is holding the cake sale at the third and ninth Scouts hut on Moughland Lane from noon to 4pm on Thursday, June 15.
Children at Edward’s Catholic Primary School in Runcorn, where Vicky's seven-year-old daughter Jessica is a pupil, will be wearing their own clothes the following day to support the charity.
Vicky, who also has two sons – Cameron, 13, and Ryan, 15 – wants to thank businesses for their generous donations.
“Specsavers had me in tears after donating a pair of designer glasses,” said Vicky.
“It really overwhelmed me.”
Vicky and her friends will be baking homemade cakes.
Marks and Spencer, Tesco, Morrisons, Starbucks, Esposito Café, Beccy’s Cakes and Bakes and Buttercupcakes have donated cakes.
Dormouse Tea Rooms, The Bake House, Jelly Beans, Nandos, Frankie and Bennys, Silver Blades and Superbowl UK have provided raffle prizes.
Anyone wishing to donate cakes should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.