A CARE facility opened up its doors for a community garden party.
Carelink Northern, which is in Clifton Avenue, Hartlepool, and caters for people with learning difficulties, held a summer fun day.
Activities included a tombola, along with raffles, hampers, cake stalls and hot dogs.
T-shirts and cuddly toys made by the home’s training manager Rachel Wilson were also on sale.
The event raised £550 for Macmillan Cancer Support, which is close to the family-run company’s heart following the cancer-related death last year of one of the people who used its services.
The home’s owner Angela Ashley will match-fund this figure to make a £1,100 charity total.
The facility, set up around five years ago, has four people living in its accommodation.
It also provides respite and domiciliary care to help others live independently in the community.
Service users and their families, and some of the neighbours attended the fun day.
Home manager Clare Wilson, who is Rachel’s mum and also Angela’s sister, said: “We had about 100 people attend our event.
“Quite a lot of neighbours came, which was really nice.
“It helps us to mingle in the community, and we want our clients to fit right in.”