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Jesus Green Lido centenary cake competition 

    Because a birthday isn’t a birthday without cake, we’re holding a very special cake competition – with some sensational prizes – to celebrate Jesus Green Lido’s 100th birthday on Monday 28 August 2023.

    Calling all bakers! It’s time to swap your cossie and goggles for an apron and wooden spoon and create a lido-themed cake for the Jesus Green Lido centenary cake competition.

    The cake can be any size, shape or flavour, but it must be decorated to reflect your love for the lido.

    Open to bakers of all ages and swimming styles, the competition will be judged by the Mayor of Cambridge, Jenny Gawthrope Wood.

    Prizes include vouchers from Better worth £100 (first prize), £50 (runner-up) plus a special junior prize for under-16 bakers.

    Photos of the winning cakes and their bakers will be featured on the new Friends of Jesus Green Lido website.

    You must bring your cake to Jesus Green Lido by 1.30 pm on Monday 28 August 2023. Cakes will be judged by the Mayor at 2pm, after which everyone can sample the cakes. Please label your cake with your name and list all ingredients.

    We have a whole day of centenary celebrations planned, from inflatables and pool-side games to music and Jesus Green Lido’s very own Synchro swimmers.

    Jesus Green Lido centenary programme

    Bank Holiday Monday 28 August 2023

    • 7am – 11am Swim for Fitness (last entry 10.30am for 30 min swim)
    • 11am – 12pm – Pool closed for inflatable set up
    • 12pm – 4pm Family Fun Session* with large inflatable (last entry 3.00pm for 60 min swim) and poolside games (including Giant Jenga, badminton and more)
    • 12pm BBQ + Friends of Jesus Green Lido bring & share lunch
    • 2.00 Mayor’s birthday greetings and cake judging plus synchro swimming
    • 4pm – 5pm – Pool closed to take down inflatable
    • 5pm-7pm Swim for Fitness (last entry time 6.30pm for 30 mins swim)

    * The inflatable is for children aged 8 years and above. Children will need to be – or have been – swim tested to ensure they can swim 25m.