Care home celebrates with food

A Northumberland care home has celebrated British Food Fortnight with an array of foodie events.

Scarborough Court in Cramlington, celebrated the fortnight with a string of events, including a Macmillan’s tea party and food reminiscence sessions.

The care home kicked off the celebrations with a menu of special British recipes put forward by residents during food reminiscence sessions to share their favourite foods including stottie cakes, blackberry and apple pie and leek pudding.

Later in the week, the home held a Macmillan’s tea party with a local musician performing classic Frank Sinatra hits. The British Legion, local church and community also came along to join in with residents and staff.

Activities coordinator at the home, Maureen Rolf, said: “Food is the perfect way to bring people together and British Food Fortnight is especially important because it promotes the benefits of buying and eating locally made produce. Staff and residents at Scarbrough Court have had a wonderful time celebrating different local foods and sharing the occasion with the local community.”