The Judith Trust worked throughout the year with Gefiltefest, supporting them in making their food festival an inclusive event for people with learning disabilities and mental health issues.

Several people supported by Norwood came along to volunteer and enjoy what was on offer at the festival. Volunteers from Langdon’s Brady Club worked through the year to make decorations for the festival, and also people involved with Langdon came on the day.

The day started with the volunteers handing out free samples of snack bars, chocolate bars, and crisps, to all people who arrived at the festivals, and a few to each other! Then it was lunch time, and the volunteers found it quite hard to decide what to choose with so much on offer.

The salt-beef sandwich proved the most popular choice. After lunch, the volunteers attended a few cookery workshops, learning how to preserve lemons, make hummus and babaganoush, make pickled herring and how to make a challah. Throughout the day the volunteers also tried to get as much free food on offer as possible – who doesn’t do that at Gefiltefest?! At the end of the day, it was hard to find enough bags to carry home all their goodies!

Everyone had a really great time and wanted to come back next year. The Judith Trust thanks the volunteers for their hard work at Gefiltefest, and the organisers of Gefiltefest for making their event so inclusive and enjoyable for all.