A CHARITY coffee morning at St Frances Church in Ingleby Barwick has raised hundreds of pounds for elderly residents and the Alzheimer’s Society.
A raffle, bingo, cakes and hot drinks helped generate donations at the event, organised by Hill Care Group care homes in Stockton.
Dozens of residents from Ingleby, Mandale House and The Beeches care homes took part, raising over £240 for the Alzheimer’s Society and the homes’ residents fund.
Carol Singleton, home manager at Ingleby Care Home, on Lamb Lane, said: “A big thank you goes out to everyone who generously donated to such a worthy cause.
“The Alzheimer’s Society is a charity close to our hearts at Hill Care and one we raise money for regularly.
“The coffee morning is one of several events we’ve been organising over the past few weeks. The next is a charity cycle ride, from Monday to Friday, 20th to 24th March, when we’re looking for volunteers to help us hit our target.”
Five care homes across Teesside are participating in the charity cycle challenge, when they will complete 300-miles on static bikes.
The distance matches Hill Care managing director Wendy Waddicor’s fundraising journey from London to Paris, which she will complete in the summer.
Wendy said: “I decided to take on the challenge of cycling from London to Paris, a total of around 300 miles, to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society, an organisation that means so much to me.
“I was delighted when our homes in the North East decided to show their support by completing a cycling challenge of their own. It’s great to get the support but it will also help raise more money for the charity, which is needed to fund research and education.”
The homes are calling for volunteers to take turns on the static bikes. For further information and contact details, visit www.hillcare.net.