THE latest recipient of The Mail’s Bouquet of the Week is a ‘kind-hearted’ woman who has volunteered behind the scenes at a school for more than a decade.

Angela Gallagher has been helping at St Pius X Catholic Primary School in Barrow since she retired as the school’s administrator 11 years ago.

Angela was nominated by the school’s headteacher, Kevin McGoldrick.

He praised her for helping out with a number of school events and groups, including volunteering with the Baby and Toddler group and organising race nights and car boot sales.

She is also the treasurer of Friends of St Pius X and is known for baking delicious birthday cakes for staff and pupils.

Mr McGoldrick said: “Ever since I’ve been around, she’s always volunteered in every part of the school.

“She’s been a face of St Pius for a long time and it’s lovely to see her still taking part.

“The school means a lot to her.

"Every morning she always pops into the office to say hello.

“Everyone knows she is the face of the St Pius’s car boot sales."

He said Angela always puts others first.

“She’s such a kind-hearted person,” he said. “Everybody knows Angela. She’s really well liked. Any problems we all go to Angela.

“She is always putting other people before her, even if sometimes she struggles with her health.

“She’s very selfless really and does a lot for everybody else.

“I said on my birthday ‘it’s my birthday, where’s my cake?’ and she came back an hour later having baked a cake. She’s brilliant.”

Summing up how fondly the school viewed Angela, he said: “We’re so happy she’s still a big part of the school and long may it continue.

“She is coming up to 70 years old and there is no sign of her slowing down.

“We appreciate everything she does.

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