MAKE AND BAKE: Cheryl Garland  donated her goodies to the Granite Belt Support Service.
MAKE AND BAKE: Cheryl Garland donated her goodies to the Granite Belt Support Service. DEIRDRE SMITH

Muffins and Monte Carlos a hit

THESE days, even baking biscuits and donating the proceeds to charity requires insurance so when Cheryl Garland got behind the bake stall on Friday at Snowflakes on Stanthorpe, there was only one lucky recipient.

She runs the stall for Granite Belt Support Services, who work with people with intellectual disability.

While she used to also donate to Lifeflight and chaplaincy in schools, the added expense of insurance made her decide to cut down to just one charity.

Cheryl does most of the baking herself and she is surrounded by muffins, pink-topped cupcakes, Anzac biscuits and Monte Carlos.

Her son helps with the apple pies and a 'dear friend, Karen' does the scones.

"She bought in a whole box of them,” said Cheryl.

Cheryl's charitable turn started off when she opened her property in Amiens as part of the Open Garden scheme to assist a charity, Compassionate Friends after her sister lost her 18-year-old grandson.

Apart from her baking, Cheryl is known by many people as the courteous lady from Lifestyle Footwear in High Street, where she worked for 34 years.

The shoe shop is 'something you don't get sick of,” she said.

"It's changing all the time.

"The shoes are changing and so are the customers.”

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