Elderly residents at Ingleby Care Home, on Lamb Lane in Ingleby Barwick, enjoyed pumpkin carving with the Middlesbrough FC National Citizenship Service (NCS).

The group of 11 teenage volunteers – all aged between 15 and 17 – spent the afternoon with the residents carving ghoulish faces.

Liz Jones, Customers Relations Officer at Hill Care, which operates Ingleby Care Home, said: “We have a great relationship with the Middlesbrough FC NCS group, as they visit several of our Teesside homes throughout the year.

“It’s always a thrill for the residents when they visit. They thoroughly enjoy their company and the pumpkin carving got everyone into the Halloween spirit.”