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An ExtraCare Bake Off in Evesham

18th December, 2015

Everyone who attended Yates Court’s winter wonderland bake off day described the event as fantastic.

The Scheme's Social Club Leader, Bev Jones, had used her persuasive skills to encourage local shops and firms to provide items for the event, which was also attended by a Gordon Ramsey lookalike.

Also present were residents from ExtraCare’s Terryspring Court in Redditch, St Crispin Village, in Northampton and Humber Court, Princethorpe Court and Willowbrook in Coventry. In fact, 160 attended the event and each one received a gift.

The Mayor of Evesham and the Town Clerk attended and with Sue Thomas judged a cake competition.

There were stalls packed with lots of items including sweets provided by Strawberry Couch Sweets, handmade soaps from Puddoiclious and cakes given by Dawn Foods.  Potatoes and salads were provided by Evesham Greengrocers and Tesco donated ice cream and gingerbread houses, which were also used in a competition won by Humber Court.

Rooftop Housing, ExtraCare’s housing partner at the Scheme, contributed towards the cost of the pig roast.

Singer Betsy Harmony proved a popular entertainer and is always available for bookings.

In the evening, the Bretforton Silver Band played for Yates Court residents who enjoyed sherry and mince pies to round off an excellent day.

Bev was busy taking photographs all day - she has a total of 821! - which can be seen on Yates Court ExtraCare Charitable Trust's Facebook.

Contact Yates Court on 01386 40006!