Waterloo bakers rise to the challenge!

SERVICE users at a popular day centre for older people in Waterloo rose to the challenge when they took part in their own version of the Great British Bake Off.

Clients were given the chance to show their baking skills at Waterloo Park Day Centre, on Haigh Road.

Although the bake-off lacked the well-known names from the hit TV programme, staff were determined to give the event a flavour of the BBC show.

As a result, two staff members reinvented themselves for the day, with Melanie Evans becoming ‘Melly Berry’ and Diane Richardson taking on the role of ‘Digella Lawson’.

The two ‘hosts’ helped service users to create a table full of tasty treats including sponge cakes, cream horns and fruit flans – and all without a soggy bottom in sight!

Centre Manager, Roma Harvey, said: “We hold special events like this throughout the year and this one proved to be particularly good fun for staff and service users alike.

“And of course the great thing about a bake off is at the end of the event everyone at the centre was able to sit down and enjoy the all the goodies that the participants had prepared.”

Waterloo Park, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, was set up by Sefton Council but has been run by New Directions since 2007.

In its early years it was a traditional day and leisure activity centre for all local residents aged over 60.