Lady Christabel Flight judges first charity ‘Great Bluebird Care Bake-off’

Published: 22/05/2019

Former Lord Mayor of Westminster and ‘older people’s champion’ Councillor Lady Christabel Flight put her tastebuds to the test as VIP ‘Bake-off’ judge at a fund-raising event for people with dementia and their carers on Wednesday (July 20).

Former Lord Mayor of Westminster and ‘older people’s champion’ Councillor Lady Christabel Flight put her tastebuds to the test as VIP ‘Bake-off’ judge at a fund-raising event for people with dementia and their carers on Wednesday (July 20)

Westminster-based Bluebird Care, which provides care in people’s own homes, raised £400 at the first ‘Great Bluebird Care Bake-off’ at Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair, for members of the ‘Hymns and Pimms’ group, for those living with dementia and their carers.

The care provider’s team of workers created six culinary masterpieces with a ‘No Place like Home – Wizard of Oz’ theme and competed against each other for top place in the ‘Bake-off’ contest. Friend of the ‘Hymns and Pimms’ group Gina Goldhammer, Lady Christabel Flight, and Bluebird Care customer Thomas Bewley all helped to judge the cakes, naming trainer Sue Keating’s ‘house cake’ the winner. 

Cllr Lady Flight said: “As a resident of Westminster I know how important it is for people with dementia and their carers to feel part of the community as they can feel isolated. I am also aware of the hard work and the valuable role that unpaid carers carry out within our city and I was delighted to support the initiative – the afternoon was great fun for all involved.”

Event organiser and Bluebird Care owner Peter Slough actively supports the ‘Hymns and Pimms’ group for people living with dementia and their carers at Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair, and at the Berkeley Lunch Club at West London Synagogue, Marylebone, where he provides a care worker when needed.

He said: “Holding a ‘Bake-off’ was a great way that we could get together and celebrate being part of the vibrant and diverse community in Westminster, as well as supporting people with dementia and their carers. It was a highly competitive, tasty and fun afternoon and everyone had a great time!”

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Media enquiries: For more information please contact Cathy Kelly at ckellypr@gmail.com or on 07704 130226 or Beverley Smith at Bluebird Care on 020 7976 6163.

Peter set up the Pimlico-based homecare business in 2013 after witnessing fluctuating care standards given to his late grandmother. He also has personal experience of dementia after his step-grandmother lived with it.

Bluebird Care’s team of 50 care assistants deliver home and community care to adults with a wide variety of needs throughout both the City of Westminster and the City of London including: Baker Street, Barbican, Bayswater, Belgravia, Covent Garden, Charing Cross, Fitzrovia, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, Lancaster Gate, Lisson Grove, Little Venice, Maida Hill, Maida Vale, Mayfair, Marylebone, Millbank, Paddington, Piccadilly, Pimlico, Queen’s Park, Regent’s Park, St James’s, St John’s Wood, Soho, Temple, Victoria, Westbourne, the West End and West Kilburn.