Children across the borough took part in a day of baking and visiting elderly people for charity.

More than 5,000 people, including 29 schools, toddler groups and nurseries, held bake sales and visited older people in eight Jewish Care homes as part of the Great Jewish Bake Day, to raise funds for Jewish Care.

As well as these events, celebrity chefs joined in the fun, judging baking contests and teaching masterclasses to raise the profile of the work of the charity.

Masterchef 2015 finalist, Emma Spitzer, visited the Holocaust Survivor's Centre in Hendon to judge their baking contest.

She said: "When asked if I could come and meet you all and eat cake it wasn’t a difficult decision to say yes.

"I am delighted to have visited this centre today and meet a wonderful group of people.

"This is an incredible place run by incredible people and I am honoured to be here to celebrate Bake Day."

Ealing Times: Nagillah Nursery child with Anita, member of Jewish Care at Edgware and Harrow Community Centre (Photo: Yakir Zur)

Others held tea parties to celebrate the day, with baker to the stars Rachel Rachel and chef Denise Phillips also got involved.

Children from Nagilla Nursery also visited older people at Jewish Care's Edgware and Harrow Community Centre as part of their JOY, Joining Old and Young programme.

Community Centre member, Judy Benton, said, "The children are lovely, I love to get involved with them each week when I come to the centre. They make me feel useful.

"Some of them don’t have grandparents of their own or they don’t see them, so I like being a Grandma for them. It is a joy to spend my time with the children and always lifts my spirits."

Funds raised will go towards Jewish Care buses that take older people, who would otherwise be isolated, to and from home to community and day centres.