Service users and staff at Hope House and Hope Lodge in Hartlepool raised more than £150 for Breast Cancer Now at a special Pink-themed party.
Featuring painted pottery, delicious cakes and a fundraising raffle and tombola and attended by the Mayor of Hartlepool, Cllr Rob Cook, the day was organised by service users to raise awareness of breast cancer ahead of Wear it Pink Day.
Diane Chisholm, Hope House Manager, said: “It was a lovely day for everyone who attended and our service users did a fantastic job, supported by our staff, in arranging everything.
“Sadly cancer touches the lives of many people so I am delighted that we have been able to make this donation to help the vital work of the charity.”
Cllr Cook said: “I would like to thank everyone at Hope House for the kind invitation and to be given the opportunity to support their excellent fundraising efforts.
“The party was great fun and I would like to congratulate all involved in raising this much-needed sum of money which will help to pay for vital research into breast cancer.”
Hope House in Hartlepool is a residentialcare home with nursing which delivers 24 hour care and support for up to 6 people in self-contained bespoke apartments adapted to meet their individual needs.
Hope Lodge, which opened earlier this year complements the Hope House service, and offers similar accommodation for five adults, with the addition of a communal area to enable service users to socialise and interact.