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Mayor of Ipswich visits care home's Easter bake off

PUBLISHED: 19:52 18 April 2017 | UPDATED: 19:52 18 April 2017

Ipswich Mayor Roger Fern visits Monmouth Court's Easter bake off. Olive Prior with Mayor Roger Fern. Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown

Ipswich Mayor Roger Fern visits Monmouth Court's Easter bake off. Olive Prior with Mayor Roger Fern. Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown

Monmouth Court Care Home in Ipswich was treated to a visit from the mayor today as it held its Easter celebration bake off.

Mayor Roger Fern and Patrick Sheehan. 
Picture: Sarah Lucy BrownMayor Roger Fern and Patrick Sheehan. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown

A host of delicious cakes and treats were baked by staff members while a panel of four residents took up the judging.

Senior carer Kay Fidgett was crowned the queen of the cakes with her Easter-themed chocolate cake decorated with little chicks and chocolate egg shells.

“We had carrot cake, chocolate fudge cake, walnut and coffee, victoria sponge – we had all sorts,” said general manager Rebecca Watkins.

“The staff baked the cakes, everyone got involved.

Derrick Page and Mayor Roger Fern. 
Picture: Sarah Lucy BrownDerrick Page and Mayor Roger Fern. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown

“Our residents loved it, they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”

Yesterday’s event was a double celebration for the care home.

A recent CQC inspection report moved the home from rated ‘inadequate’ to ‘requires improvement’, lifting a ban on new residents.

“We are absolutely thrilled, said Mrs Watkins.

The winning cake by senior carer Kay Fidgett.
 Picture:Sarah Lucy BrownThe winning cake by senior carer Kay Fidgett. Picture:Sarah Lucy Brown

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