PLACE your bets – as digital race horses take to a computerised track as part of a Teesside race night.
Race goers at the Fairfields Sport and Social Club, in Stockton on Tees, will be able to pick their favourite to win like any other race.
Only this one takes place on circuit boards instead of a racecourse.
The event is being held to raise funds for the residents’ funds at care homes across Teesside – helping to create sensory rooms and gardens for those living with dementia.
Residents, staff, family and friends from five Hill Care Group homes in Stockton, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool will be attending. They include:
£5 tickets are now on sale, which includes access to the races, a pie and peas dinner, as well as a disco.
There will also be a raffle with prizes including a Middlesbrough FC shirt signed by the team. The homes are seeking donations from local businesses for other prizes.
The doors open at 7pm, on Friday, 23rd June, with races starting at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased from any of the participating care homes.
Liz Jones, customer relations officer for Hill Care, said: “It would be too difficult and costly to take residents from all five homes to a real race night, so we thought why not create one for them instead.
“The digital race night will have all the entertainment of a real race night – including a bar, the chance to place a bet and a tasty pie and peas supper. Everyone is really looking forward to it already.
“The invitation is open to anyone else who would like to come along and take part. We’d like to see as many as possible drop by, say hello and play a few games.
“All funds raised on the evening will be going into our residents’ funds, which is used to create sensory activities, rooms and gardens for those with dementia.”