Thousands reached for the flour during a giant bake day to help stamp out loneliness in older people.

Charity Jewish Care, in Golders Green Road, invited volunteers to hold their own tea parties and cake sales to raise money for the charity.

Along with the help of school children, coffee shops, supermarkets and businesses, over 4,000 people joined in with the event.

Although organisers are still tallying up the amount raised, the money will be used to hold tea parties for the older and isolated members of the Jewish community.

Mother-of-three Amanda Seligman held a mums and tots party in her garden, while Jewish Care’s president Lord Levy visited Etz Chaim School, in Mill Hill.

Children from Nagilah Pre-School joined members of the Edgware & Harrow Jewish Day Centre for tea, while Rosh Pinah pupils held a cake sale for the whole school.

Jewish Care vice chairman Debbie Fox said: “Without every bit of support from the community, we could not continue to be there for the families who rely on our service.”

The event is in its second year but organisers say it will be marked in their calendar ever year from now on.

Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Jewish Care Daniel Carmel-Brown said: “We want to thank every single person who got involved, every penny we raise is important to us.”