A FORMER Miss Vale of Glamorgan and hospital worker from Barry is baking sweet treats to show her support for the NHS.

Sophie Norris, who held the title in 2017, is now a childcare practitioner in Llandough Hospital caring for the doctors’ and nurses’ children, and she has been raising funds to support the health service by producing little blue boxes containing cakes and sweets.

The 25-year-old, of Cadoxton, previously raised funds for the Marie Curie Hospice, in Penarth, during her reign as Miss Vale of Glamorgan.

Miss Norris said she wanted to make a difference, during the covid-19 pandemic, and help raise money for the NHS by creating the little blue box

“The little blue box contains a cupcake and topper which says thank you NHS and also a variety of sweets which are included,” she said.

“As a hobby baker I decided to bake, ice, box and deliver over 200 cupcakes.

“Family, friends, and members of the public have been so supportive and made generous donations to this amazing charity that a total amount of £535 have been raised to support NHS charities together and to say a massive thanks to all the wonderful members of staff for what they are doing to help fight covid-19.

“Without our heroes we would not be able to manage without them.

“I was so overwhelmed by the response and was only expecting to raise £100.

“It’s such an honour to work for the NHS and in challenging times like these it’s wonderful that our fabulous community can come together as a team to help save and protect lives.”

To support, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/littleblueboxnhs