THE STOCKS returned to Chesterfield as care home staff got drenched for their annual summer fayre.
Managers at Holmewood Care Home on Barnfield Close, were strapped into the medieval device as staff, residents and visitors paid to throw sponges and buckets of water over them.
A BBQ and Chinese food, stalls, a raffle and tombola also helped generate £430 for the home’s residents’ fund – which helps towards trips and activities.
Local shop Premier in Clay Cross donated to the event and brought a stall with snacks and drinks for visiting children.
Residents’ families also donated, with David and Diane Tomlins providing raffle and tombola prizes as well as helping to sell raffle tickets.
Home manager Kathleen Richardson was one of those in the stocks, alongside deputy manager Cathy Shaw.
Kathleen said: “The weather for the day was perfect, and the staff went out of their way to contribute to the event.
“The residents felt joyful at this event, spending time with their families and enjoying the atmosphere. We want to thank families for their contributions towards the day.
“Overall, we raised £430 from the day, which is an outstanding amount and will greatly help as it all goes towards the residents’ fund.”