On Friday 12th May we held our final cookery session and were joined by Dan from our weekly Reconnect through Music group.  The theme for this week’s session was barbecue food, which meant burgers, hot dogs, sweetcorn, and ice cream.  We also invited people to dress up on a Hawaiian theme and it was lovely to see people wearing their Hawaiian shirts and garlands.  After eating, we enjoyed musical performances by members Natalie, Mathew, Louise, Morgan, Richard, and Sian.

We also took the opportunity to recognise the members who have regularly attended the cookery sessions over the past few months with certificates, small trophies and medals.  Well done to the members who won the following awards:

Best bingo caller: Amy Jones

Best washer-upper: Sam Evans

Quizmaster: Ffion Poole

Most cool: Richard Zollner

Most talkative: Gethin Chamberlain

Best dancer: Natalie King

Best singer: Morgan Jones

I love my food/best eater: Chris Davies

Best outfit: Sian

Best cook: Cheryl Smith

We also presented other attendees with a recognition of attendance certificate.

Thanks to Cheryl and Zoe for cooking and serving up the burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream, and well done to the attendees for prepping the salad (and dodging it to make room for the ice cream) – you’re all amazing, and to see you all grow in confidence over the past few months has been incredible.  Learning new skills, reconnecting with friends, and making new ones has to be the highlight of the sessions.

Thanks to the Comic Relief Community Fund for funding all 14 cookery sessions, and although we’re sad to see the sessions end, we’re hoping to obtain further funding to restart them in the future.