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Hartlepool fundraiser celebrating our Armed Forces raises cash for Help for Heroes

Residents and guests joined in the event put on at Hartfields.
Residents and guests joined in the event put on at Hartfields.

A day to celebrate the dedication of our Armed Forces and their sacrifice past, present and future was held in Hartlepool.

Residents, staff and guests from the local community enjoyed a day activities at the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust Retirement Village at Hartsfields in Hartlepool.

Staff, residents and guests joined in the day at Hartfields.

Staff, residents and guests joined in the day at Hartfields.

Its catering team put together a themed menu including Bully Beef pie and Spam fritters, with the restaurant decked out with camouflage netting, Union flags and wartime memorabilia provided by Alison Fox of Puddle Ducks in the town and Ken Fox.

The party also got the chance to try their skills in a shooting gallery using a Nerf gun.

The event also helped raise funds for Help for Heroes, with £260 collected.

The evening was rounded off by a range of sing along favourites provided by a Eric Leighton, a resident.

A themed menu was served up during the celebrations.

A themed menu was served up during the celebrations.

Tony Kelly, chef manager of the village, said: “Most importantly of all, an enjoyable day was had by all, many of who had served the country well in the past.

“Memories are priceless.

“We are planning more of these events in the Stag Restaurant at Hartsfields in the future.”

The Hartfields restaurant was decorated for the day.

The Hartfields restaurant was decorated for the day.