Mum's cake bake fundraiser for victims of Manchester atrocity

Shelby Ashworth with her 15-week-old daughter Daisy.
Shelby Ashworth with her 15-week-old daughter Daisy.
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A Ribble Valley mum left heartbroken by Monday's devastating bomb attack at the Manchester Arena is holding a cake sale tomorrow (Friday) to raise funds for the victims.

Shelby Ashworth (22), said: "Everything that has happened has deeply affected me as a young mum and the fact that we live so close to Manchester.

"I was only going to sell a few cakes originally, but things have snowballed with lots of people offering their help."

Donations have been made by local businesses including Maxwells cafe and wine bar, Booths, Tesco and Rumbletums in Clitheroe, plus Finch Bakery and Oddies in Accrington, and Lula Meringues in Billington.

Mother to 15-week-old Daisy, Shelby, who is a former pupil of St James' CE Primary School in Clitheroe and St Augustine's RC High School in Billington, is holding the cake sale at Roefield Leisure Centre in Clitheroe from 10am where her partner Brad Tanner is a gym instructor.

Beauty therapist Shelby, of Barn Croft, Clitheroe, worked at Tesco supermarket in Clitheroe, but is currently on maternity leave.

Her sister Leoni (28), who lives in Whalley, has also made a lemon drizzle cake for the sale.

Their mum, Sharon Laycock, who is originally from Clitheroe, but now lives in Church, said she is "extremely proud" of Shelby.

"I know it's a cake sale with tea and coffee and it's a very British thing to do, but I just wanted to do something positive and spread a bit of love," Shelby said adding that all the funds raised will be donated to the Red Cross appeal set up for the victims of the attack.