Kath Ryan, better known as ‘the cake lady’ joined Team BRIT at their recent race at Brands Hatch.
Kath, who runs ‘Cakes 4 Casualties’ – making and delivering homemade cakes to injured troops across the country - attended Team BRIT’s race on Saturday 3rd June, supplying the team and their supporters with delicious homemade treats throughout the event.
Kath has been baking for injured troops since 2009 after taking cakes to her sister at Selly Oak Hospital. Her sister gave some cakes to injured personnel who were there, they were so taken with her treats that they asked her to make some more. She’s never looked back and now delivers baked cakes every week to Queen Elizabeth Hospital and once a month takes her delivery to Headley Court military rehabilitation hospital in Surrey.
Team BRIT drivers Tony Williams, Andy Searle and James Hill all suffered serious injuries when serving in Afghanistan and first met Kath at the QE Hospital and then during their time at Headley Court. Jimmy is originally from her home town of Birmingham and he and the team were keen for her to see how they have progressed and to support them in this exciting stage of their racing career so invited her to come along.
Kath said, “Seeing the Team BRIT lads this weekend was a very special time for me. I have had the privilege of knowing most of the team for some time now and I met them right back when they were injured during their Military service.
“Seeing how they have progressed and recovered with this fantastic opportunity through Team BRIT was just fantastic and I can’t wait to see how they get on with their plan to make history at Le Mans.
“Cake has the wonderful ability to provide comfort and make people happy and I feel very blessed to be able to give this to our troops who sacrifice so much for us.”