CAKE lovers young and old came together for the Great Jewish Bake Day.

Now in its fifth year, the event is organised by charity Jewish Care to raise money for the buses it uses to pick up elderly members of the community to stop them feeling lonely.

In Redbridge, children from Clore Tivka, Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary, and King Solomon High School in Barkingside sold dozens of cakes after school last Thursday (July 6).

The Messy Mischief mums and toddlers group also joined in, helping with icing and decorating.

Ten-year-old Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary pupil Adam Ben said: “It was fun. We got to help people we wouldn’t normally get to help and we got to eat cake – and most people like cake.”

Four-year-old Clore Tikva pupil Ethan added his favourite part was “squeezing the icing while the sprinkles went everywhere”.

Over at Jewish Care’s dementia care Dennis Centre in Clarence Avenue, Gants Hill, youngsters helped out with another bake sale on Friday.

Centre manager Zoe McGurrell said: “We had such a lovely morning at the Bake Day family, carers, staff, and volunteers – we all enjoyed a cup of tea and cake, it was a great atmosphere all morning.”

Jewish Care’s vice chairman Debbie Fox added: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part to make this year the best Bake Day ever.

“It’s not just about eating cake, it’s an event that brings the community together, having fun and connecting with each other, while raising much needed funds for Jewish Care.

“The money raised will go towards our buses that driver older, isolated people to and from our community centres each day.

“They’re a real lifeline, supporting older people and making sure they are not lonely.”

The final fundraising total will be calculated in the coming weeks.