1770 Cafe delivers Anzac cookies to 80 overseas soldiers
FOUR kilograms of Australian spirit and pride have been cooked up for about 80 soldiers in Dubai.
1770 Marina cafe owner Ruth Geck (pictured) surprised her daughter, Monique, who is in an ammunition supply force in Dubai, with boxes of Anzac cookies this week.
The delivery brought smiles to the faces of her daughter and her fellow soldiers, sharing photos online that brought a tear to Ms Geck's eyes.
"They were all standing there smiling with the Anzac cookies in their mouths; it just brought a tear to my eye.
"Only Monique would make them do that," she said.
Her daughter has been in the Australian Army for five years.
She is based in Dubai and helps deliver supplies to the Australian troops in Iraq.
She joked that she would love some of her mum's Anzac cookies in her next care package, and that the whole crew would like some too.
"I thought, I can't make that many cookies," Ms Geck said. But she did.
Anzac cookies are made regularly at her cafe for the 1770 Larc passengers, who are mainly overseas tourists.
Ms Geck said while it was difficult to have a child overseas, she understood why she did it. "We are very proud of the fact that she's defending our country and she really understands how important it all is," she said.