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Cake lovers enjoy Great Jewish Bake Day to raise charity cash

David Loss, a resident at Jewish Cares Sidney Corob House, and Sheree Charalampous, Jewish Care activities co-ordinator. Picture: FlixnPix David Loss, a resident at Jewish Cares Sidney Corob House, and Sheree Charalampous, Jewish Care activities co-ordinator. Picture: FlixnPix

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
1:00 PM

Cake lovers of all ages took part in events for Jewish Care’s Great Jewish Bake Day as the community aimed to raise cash to help older and isolated people.

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More than 200 people were at a tea party at The Maurice & Vivienne Wohl Campus in Golders Green where residents and staff from three care homes contested the inaugural Ready, Steady, Ice baking competition last Wednesday.

The winner was Jeffrey Segal, a member at Jewish Care’s Michael Sobell Centre.

He said: “I couldn’t believe it. It was the first time I’ve iced a cake and it was fantastic to win. I really enjoyed the tea.”

Jack Mindel, 97, said that he is already looking forward to next year’s event.

“What a wonderful affair bringing as many people together as possible for a happy afternoon,” he said.

Other Bake Day events included a get-together for clients at West Hampstead’s Sidney Corob House for people with mental health needs, as well as a fundraising bake sale held by financial services staff at Nigel Sloam & Co.

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