A FLINTSHIRE mum has been putting some well-deserved smiles on faces throughout lockdown with her homemade hampers.

Kaylea McManus, from Buckley, told the Leader how having extra time on her hands during lockdown led to her creating the baskets of sweet treats.

She said: “I’d made a few before the first lockdown but ever since then I’ve got better with the practice.

“It’s been a really fun thing that my daughters have also been helping me do too.

“The few I’ve done so far have been really well received. It’s mainly been for older people but their faces just lit up when we told them someone was thinking of them.”

Kaylea said she has been following all COVID guidelines when leaving the hampers on doorsteps.

Now, she wants people to let her know about people who deserve a little pick-me-up through a treat hamper.

She said: “They’re not massive hampers – because I’m funding all of this myself at the minute – or anything spectacular but it’s just a little gesture that can mean the world to someone.

“They’re all personalised to what your person likes. I’m thinking of branching out to maybe start including general food for people that may be struggling to get to the supermarkets.”

Starting off as a hobby, the mum-of-three hopes to one day create her own business with the hampers once her girls are back to school full-time.

“People will have been on their own and missing family so things like that really take a toll on mental health.

“I’m hoping to help put smiles on faces as we’re all having a tough time late so even something small like this could make a big difference.”

To get in touch, and discuss and nominations you have for a hamper, contact Kaylea on Facebook (Kay’s Hampers) or email kayleamcmanus123@gmail.com