A Newton Aycliffe care home has hosted a fun-filled summer fete for the local community, to the benefit of its residents and two charities.
Aycliffe Care Home, which is part of Akari Care, raised a total of £910 for Veterans at Ease and the Joanne McCourt Fund, with a proportion going to the residents’ comfort fund.
Members of staff, residents and the community all came together for the event, which included entertainment from Janie St John and a performance from a flyball dog agility team.
There was also a Veterans at Ease stall, a raffle, a bouncy castle for children, as well as food and refreshments for those in attendance.
Located on Burnhope Way, Aycliffe Care Home is a purpose built 54-bed home that provides 24 hour general residential, dementia and nursing care.
Manager Jane Mack said: “Our summer fetes are always well received and this year’s was no exception. The day was enjoyed by all, with plenty of entertainment on offer and the total amount raised is an incredible achievement.
“Two fantastic charities have benefited from our local community’s support and I would like to thank everyone who attended and donated, with special thanks to those who volunteered as, without their support, the day wouldn’t have been possible.”