A HELENSBURGH baker who reached the national final of a competition for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee is to be the guest speaker at a fund-raising event in the town.

Acclaimed Helensburgh baker and Hill House Tea Room worker Susan Gardner will be the speaker at the Save the Children afternoon tea next month.

Susan will talk about her experience as a finalist of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pudding Competition - and it's hoped she will be joined by local junior finalist 10-year-old Oliver Scullion, who is also from Helensburgh.

The event will be held at Helensburgh Sailing Club on Friday, June 9 at 2pm.

Chair of the Helensburgh and District Save the Children Committee, Diana Macintosh, said: “The need for the charity’s work is greater than ever.

“Save the Children workers are on the ground in the countries where emergencies arise and so can respond immediately.

“In the UK, the charity runs many projects which help to improve the lives of children and their families who are living in poverty.

“Please think about coming along to our afternoon tea to support the charity’s essential work throughout the world – and have a very enjoyable couple of hours.

“In addition to the attraction of the excellent speakers, the traditional afternoon teas we provide have become well known over the years.”

A variety of speakers have attended previous events such as BBC sports presenter Hazel Irvine, Harriet Bowes-Lyon, one of the Princess Royal’s Ladies in Waiting,  and Anne Mulhern, owner of the Willow Tearoom in Glasgow.

Save the Children helps young people in need in the UK and throughout the world.

The charity has campaigns to help children affected by the war in Ukraine, suffering after the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria and the cyclone in Bangladesh and Myanmar.

They also help disadvantaged children in the UK who are struggling due to poverty.

Tickets cost £15 and can be bought over the phone by calling 01436 675767.