Hucknall Hero Sarah baked cupcakes for key workers during the first lockdown

A woman who spent her time in lockdown baking hundreds of cakes and delivering them to key workers across Hucknall has been named a ‘Hucknall Hero’.

By Shelley Marriott
Thursday, 12th November 2020, 11:24 am

Sarah Woodward delivered a box of cupcakes for different key workers as a show of thanks and to provide some joy in what for many was a dark period.

And Sarah’s kindess hasn’t stopped there as when she was told about her award she requested that instead of her picture being published she would much prefer to recognise two businesses that donated and helped provide the ingredients for her cupcakes.

These are All Shires Foods Ltd on Daniels Way and Peppers Convenience store on Watnall Road.

Sarah thanked All Shires Foods Ltd who donated items to help with her baking

Sarah said: “I was so very surprised to be awarded the Hucknall Hero status, what I did by baking cakes for people, even though it was 1000's of cakes, in my eyes is not worthy of being called a hero.

“I was shocked to learn that so many friends and strangers had voted for me.

"I'm not a professional baker nor do I have a shop, I just have a passion to help people and make them smile.

"My mum Linda helped me financially pay for the goods and bakeware I needed, my husband Adrian stayed up till 2am washing up pots and cleaning after my day of baking and delivering was done.

"I was exhausted by it but those smiles made every day worth while.

"Donna Cotton and her husband Steve were amazing in their support as well as All Shires Food and Peppers convenience store with donations of goods. I also had strangers contact me to donate some items.

"I purchased most of my goods from All Shires foods to bake the cakes, Darren was so helpful with my orders, the whole team are amazing.

"The owners opened the warehouse to the public during lockdown and are continuing to serve us during this tough time, so if you want to help support a business please support them.”

Coun Phil Rostance said: “The amount of joy Sarah has brought to people throughout the pandemic has been really, really important. I think the fact that she has chosen to use her award to try and recognise others just shows that she is a true Hucknall Hero.”

To nominate a Hucknall Hero, email [email protected], or visit

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