A MUM got more than she bargained for when she volunteered to deliver cream teas for charity.

Laura Hansford, of Bridport, was helping to hand-pack more than 500 cream teas to sell in aid of UK children’s charity Action Medical Research when she had her own special delivery.

Laura was eight days overdue in her pregnancy while volunteering with two other Action volunteers.

She bravely continued volunteering even after her waters had broken and went to Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester later in the day where she gave birth to son Louie.

Laura said: “The whole initiative went on for a few weeks and I was determined to see it through to the end.

“It was all worth it when I saw how happy people were to be receiving their cream teas, everyone just loves them. We will definitely be having scones every year on his birthday.”

Money raised from the cream tea sales will help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children.

Research is the key to saving many children from a lifetime of suffering, yet medical research into conditions that devastate children’s lives is poorly funded.

Action Medical Research is funding work around stillbirth, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy and brain cancer, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.