Colourful confectionery was the order of the day for an island charity which drew on its technicolour baking skills to celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of Friendship recently.
The Isle of Man Live at Home Scheme staged its own bake-off event, with prizes, to honour the occasion, with one proviso: all the cakes had to be purple to represent friendship.
The event, at the Tynwald Mills marquee, featured music as well as, appropriately, afternoon tea. It was also used to demonstrate the work of the charity in supporting old people in the community who may be at risk of becoming lonely and isolated. The charity organises six live at home schemes supporting around 600 people with services such as social groups, lunch and film clubs, befriending, transport and advice on access to other services.
All the cakes from the competition were either sold or provided for consumption with the afternoon tea. Guests were entertained by saxophonist Steve Farrell and Musicale.