ELDERLY Hartlepool residents have been raising funds for a donkey to visit their care home.
The Queens Meadow Care Home residents held a pie, peas and bingo night to generate donations.
They collected £85, which will go towards the visit from the Blackberry Donkeys sanctuary, in Dalton Piercy.
Alan Kimber, son of resident Irene Kimber, was one of those who donated.
He said: “Everyone really enjoyed the bingo evening. I think it helps residents to interact, as I have noticed my mam has been chattier with other residents, who she doesn’t normally chat with.”
Resident Pauline Buttery said: “The pie and peas were lovely and we had a big laugh playing bingo.”
Debbie Wilkes, activities coordinator at Queens Meadow Care Home, on Stockton Road, said: “The evening went really well. It’s lovely to see residents and family members mixing together at a social event.
“Everything we raised will go into the residents’ fund, which helps towards day trips and other activities, such as the donkey sanctuary visit. Everyone is really excited to see a donkey at the home.”