Inspirational example to mums across the country this Mother’s Day


RMBI (193 x 220)


RMBI recognises Iconic Mums through the decades


This Mother’s Day, the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI) has recognised five Iconic Mums, all of whom represent aspirational examples of the warmth and care provided by the nation’s mums through the decades. All five Iconic Mums have been presented with a copy of the RMBI’s cook book: ‘Recipes and Reminiscences – our lives through food, from wartime to present day’, with a foreword by Great British Bake-Off star Mary Berry.


The RMBI is encouraging mums across the country to roll up their sleeves and get cooking with their own children this mother’s day, a fantastic way to share quality time, recreate recipes from their own childhood and bond through food.


The RMBI 2015 Iconic Mums are:


Esther Rantzen  – 1940s

Judy Finnigan – 1950s

Carole Vorderman – 1960s

Claudia Winkleman – 1970s

Fearne Cotton – 1980s


Recipes and Reminiscences is a collection of recipes submitted by RMBI care home residents, spanning over six decades and providing historical insight to Britain through the ages.


Edna Petzen, Assistant Director – Marketing, Quality & Compliance at the RMBI said: “At the RMBI we understand how important spending time and communicating with loved ones is, and this only ever increases as we grow older. The book draws on the benefits of reminiscence techniques to help people to engage with others and share experiences, which can have a huge impact on self-esteem and well-being. The food stories we hear in our homes were the inspiration for the cook book, which gives the reader a chance to rediscover recipes from our own pasts while connecting with the memories of loved ones.


We are pleased to announce our 2015 Iconic Mums and ask them to join us in our campaign to encourage mums and children to spend time together, perhaps even cooking one of our recipes together for their families to celebrate this Mother’s Day.”


‘Recipes and Reminiscences – our lives through food, from wartime to present day’ is available at £12.50 for one or £22.50 (inc p+p) for two copies from or by calling 020 7596 2400, with all proceeds from the book going to support people who live in RMBI homes, making sure that stimulating events and activities continue to be a key part of their daily lives.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.