Jewish volunteers and chefs rose to the occasion on Great Jewish Bake Day, delivering baked goods to hundreds of older members of the community across London and the south east.
Fresh deliveries were made to the social care provider’s independent living homes, community centres and Holocaust Survivors’ Centre as well as to Meal on Wheels recipients during the annual day of celebration, now in its eighth year.
Among those taking part on 8 July was Jamie Shone, an 18-year-old Jewish Care volunteer, who delivered cake and a goody bag to Jewish Care’s Redbridge Jewish Community Centre member, Anita Frankle.
The 90 year-old said it “was a lovely surprise to see the young volunteers from Redbridge Jewish Community Centre at my front door and I enjoyed the cake for tea. I speak to my friends and the staff and the staff at the Centre and I look forward to going back to be with everybody.”
Allegra Benitah, also known as Challah Mummy, and chef Denise Phillips both led their own online cooking sessions.
Jewish Care’s director of fundraising and community engagement, Adam Overlander-Kaye, said: “We are delighted to see the heart-warming way that the community has come together for The Great Jewish Bake Day.
“Through online or real-life tea and cake activities for people at home in the community and in our residential care homes, Bake Day has once again, brightened the day of hundreds of older people who are isolated at home in our community.”