THE owner of Little Box of Treats has been making cupcakes to thank and 'cheer on' NHS staff at the frontline of the pandemic.

Sue Kelly, the founder of the Stockton Heath Chinese bakery has made almost 150 cakes which have been delivered by community volunteers and she plans to make even more if it is safe to do so.

The former Woolston High School student said: "I just want to cheer them on, they’re doing a great job and it will get even harder for them over the few weeks and months.

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"Emotions and anxieties have been running high over the past few days so I’ve decided to keep myself busy. I’m not sure how many more I’ll make, it’s a risk coming out the house but I’ll try and make more if I can."

Sue has also been making face masks for youngsters.

The masks have little protection value from coronavirus and are simply to help children understand what is going on at the moment.

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Sue added: "A doctor sent me a pdf with info for kids so I was thinking of printing it out and sending a pack to any children who are feeling a bit vulnerable at the moment. I’m planning on making 100 while I’m stuck at home."

As previously reported in the Warrington Guardian, Little Box of Treats is closing at the end of this year when Sue will start a new life with her husband Joe.

But Sue hopes to reopen the Chinese bakery – even if it is just for a short period – once the outbreak is under control.