PIZZA, pints and prosecco at a family farm have helped raise hundreds of pounds for Teesside care home residents.
A fundraising event was held at Lowfields Farm, near Stainton, for residents at Ingleby Care Home, Ingleby Barwick
Pints of cider and lager, prosecco and soft drinks, a cake sale, pizzas, blow-up gladiator and sumo activities and a bouncy castle generated £621 in donations.
The farm is owned by the granddaughter of one of the home’s residents, Joyce Marsay.
Jayne Kendall threw the event after being impressed with the improvements in her grandmother’s mobility and sociability since moving into the care home.
She said: “The family has seen amazing change in granny since going to live at Ingleby Care Home in Stockton on Tees.
“Before she wouldn’t take part in anything but she now goes on all the outings, takes part in exercise and craft classes. It’s like she has a new lease on life.”
A cheque presentation was held at Ingleby Care Home, on Lamb Lane, when staff gave a bouquet of flowers to the family as a thank you.
Kirsty Walsh, activities coordinator at Ingleby Care Home, was one of those at the presentation.
She said: “The event was amazing and I honestly can’t thank the family enough for organising it.
“We would like to give the residents the experience of a silent disco and a trip to the seaside, so the funds will help towards both activities.”