Mayor of Ipswich visits care home’s Easter bake off

Ipswich Mayor Roger Fern visits Monmouth Court's Easter bake off. Olive Prior with Mayor Roger Fern.

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 Brown

Mayor 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 Brown

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


You may also want to watch:


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

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

Most Read

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 Brown

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

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter