APRONS and mixing bowls at the ready for Thornaby care home residents – helping to raise over £600 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Mandale House Care Home was one of several Hill Care homes across the north of England to take part in a charity cupcake sale.

Hundreds of delicious treats were sold to friends, family and businesses as part of a year-long fundraising campaign for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Christine Reason, home manager at Mandale House Care Home, on Acklam Road, said: “The residents really enjoyed taking part in making and decorating the cupcakes, which we then sold to raise funds for a really worthy cause.

“The Alzheimer’s Society is a charity close to all our hearts, as several of our residents live with dementia. The money will go towards supporting those with the condition as well as medical research.”

The cupcake sale was part of an ongoing campaign by the Hill Care Group – which has raised over £4,500 so far, through a wide-range of activities.

The campaign will culminate in a 330-mile cycle ride from London to Paris by Hill Care managing director Wendy Waddicor.

Wendy said: “The cupcake sale was a huge success. I’m so proud of all our homes for help to raise such a great amount for the Alzheimer’s Society.”

To sponsor Wendy on her London to Paris charity cycle ride taking place between the 19th and 22nd July 2017, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wendy-waddicor.