THERE was a very special event in Thornbury to mark the end of the Great British Bake Off last week.

On Tuesday night, residents at the Grace Care Centre invited members of the community into their home for a very special evening to celebrate the final of the show.

The centre is operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust.

There was plenty to do at the event, with a baking competition at 7pm in which 10 participants competed for a range of prizes.

The eventual star baker crown was given to resident Tony for his diabetic blueberry cake.

Amongst the attendees was the Mayor of Thornbury, Angela Symonds.

She expressed her delight that the centre had invited her down for the special evening.

“It is an honour to come to Grace Care Centre, meet the residents and judge these amazing cakes,” she said.

The Home Manager at Grace Care Centre, Peter Moore, who helped Angela judge the entries, added: “Our residents have thoroughly enjoyed baking their cakes in anticipation for the event.

“I want to say a big thank you to the Mayor for taking time out of her schedule to meet our residents and support us with judging.”

Following the competition, everyone sat down to watch the final of the Great British Bake Off with a slice of cake and a beverage in the cinema room.